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switchman

[′swich·mən]
(mining engineering)
A laborer who throws switches of mine tracks in a coal mine.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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