Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A driver of a dray.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A man who drives drays.
  • n. A deliveryman for a brewery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A man who attends a dray.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man who drives and manages a dray.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Finally she called the drayman to come ahead and carry down what she intended me to have, and father accompanied the boy - leaving Mrs. Crumpler and I alone.

    My own life, or, A deserted wife,

  • I told her I believed you would, "I told her to pack her trunk, and if she was down town near the time for the boat to leave for Cleveland, to call a drayman to take her trunk to the boat and follow it, if possible, before Mrs. Cassaday came in.

    A Woman's Life-Work — Labors and Experiences

  • I told her I believed you would,” I told her to pack her trunk, and if she was down town near the time for the boat to leave for Cleveland, to call a drayman to take her trunk to the boat and follow it, if possible, before Mrs. Cassaday came in.

    A Woman's Life-Work

  • He went to work as a drayman at first, with one horse and one cart, and worked like a fiend for his whole life, mainly doing interpreting work for immigration officials.

    Mae Ngai's "The Lucky Ones: The Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America"

  • Great, what a genius the drayman is, causing difficulty to anyone trying to access the train station.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • A slow and ponderous man, of the drayman order of human architecture, dressed in a corrugated suit and bibbed apron, apparently a composite of door-mat and rhinoceros-hide.

    No Thoroughfare

  • No burly drayman or big butts of beer, were wanted for apologies.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • The sufferings she has had to endure, are, she says, beyond compare; the poems which she writes breathe a withering passion, a smouldering despair, an agony of spirit that would melt the soul of a drayman, were he to read them.

    Mrs. Perkins's Ball

  • When my grandfather was courting my grandmother, he was the town drayman, and was often working with the ferryman in transporting cargo to town businesses, as well as mail items to the postmaster for delivery...

    Archive 2005-12-01

  • My great uncle Dick worked for the railroad, and my grandpa was still putzing around doing some drayman work for the town, so they ran into each other quite often.

    St. Vincent Depot, circa 1910

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