Occupations and Workers

cog
a subordinate who performs an important but routine function
 
German lesson
instruction in the German language
 
barmaid
a female bartender
 
trustbuster
a federal agent who engages in trust busting
 
lobsterback
British soldier; so-called because of his red coat (especially during the American Revolution)
 
oiler
a worker who oils engines or machinery
 
major-domo
the chief steward or butler of a great household
 
flight attendant
an attendant on an airplane
 
coachman
a man who drives a coach (or carriage)
 
copilot
a relief pilot on an airplane
 
veteran soldier
a serviceman who has seen considerable active service
 
cuirassier
a cavalryman equipped with a cuirass
 
preserver
a cook who preserves fruits or meat
 
charioteer
the driver of a chariot
 
diplomatic minister
a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador
 
apprenticeship
the position of apprentice
 
single-entry bookkeeping
a simple bookkeeping system; transactions are entered in only one account
 
tanner
a craftsman who tans skins and hides
 
toll agent
someone employed to collect tolls
 
tacker
a worker who fastens things by tacking them (as with tacks or by spotwelding)
 
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