Meaning of “engine driver” in the English Dictionary

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"engine driver" in British English

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engine drivernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈen.dʒɪn ˌdraɪ.vər/ us /ˈen.dʒɪn ˌdraɪ.vɚ/ UK US usually engineer

Examples from literature

  • But, tell me, were there no women in your day who were machinists, farmers, engineers, carpenters, iron workers, builders, engine drivers, or members of the other great crafts? 
  • She was talking in a low voice to the engine driver and stoker of our train. 
  • The engine driver stands on the right-hand side, in the middle of the motor, where he has command of all the appliances for regulating the movements of the engine as well as of the brake. 
  • The engineer had become tired of the boastful talk he heard from the other engine drivers at his boarding-house. 
  • They met about half-way, and the engine driver, whose career had not taught him a proper reverence for red tabs, blew his whistle and carried on. 

(Definition of “engine driver” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)