Definition of teamster in English:


Line breaks: team|ster
Pronunciation: /ˈtiːmstə


1North American A lorry driver.
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  • I think he may have some information about a murdered teamster from Santa Fe.
  • And regarding juror number eight, the teamster sitting on the front row, I've watched him myself, Larry, when a portion of Scott Peterson's tape was playing during closing arguments.
  • Her mate of five decades is a retired teamster and Chicago public schoolteacher.
1.1A member of the Teamsters Union, including lorry drivers, chauffeurs, and warehouse workers.
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  • Later however, it came to light that the child's medical care was in fact free to the family as it was covered by his father's insurance as a member of the teamsters' union in Los Angeles.
  • But the president is trying in a very deliberate way to reach out to those elements of organized labor that might be friendly to him - the teamsters, the steel workers, the machinists.
  • It circumscribed boycotts and forms of picketing that teamsters used to establish their power.
2A driver of a team of animals.
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  • It gave work to many teamsters, such as Eli and W.H. Peacock, blacksmiths, including James Lobban and others.
  • Wheat farmers, grape growers, hawkers, wattle growers, charcoal burners, timber cutters and teamsters all needed good roads for their businesses to operate successfully.
  • Naturally a hotel was established in due course and when Thomas Turner opened it in 1888 overnight stops by these teamsters, farmers and other travellers often took two or three days.

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