1 the driver of a team of horses doing hauling
Proper nounTeamster (plural Teamsters)
driver of oxen
In American English, teamster means a truck driver. The labor union named after them is the Teamsters.
Originally the term referred to a person who drove a team of draft animals, usually a wagon drawn by oxen, horses or mules. A teamster might also drive pack animals such as a muletrain, in which case he was also known as a muleteer or muleskinner. Another name is a bullwhacker. In Australian English a teamster was also known as a bullocker or bullocky.
This term was commonly used during the US/Mexican and Indian wars throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries on the American frontier.
References"Macquarie Dictionary" 2nd edition, 1991
teamster in Swedish: Teamsters
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