Definition of teamster in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtēmstər/ /ˈtimstər/

Translate teamster into Spanish


  • 1North American A truck driver.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Creating animation doesn't require a crew of thousands armed with walkie-talkies or a convoy of teamsters to move your production.’
    • ‘It was preceded by a motorcade of teamsters, bikes and vintage cars.’
    • ‘To find work as a waiter or teamster, you need experience.’
    • ‘That's the kind of burly teamster, night worker, who was very isolated from the jury.’
    1. 1.1A member of the Teamsters Union, including truck drivers, chauffeurs, and warehouse workers.
      ‘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.’
      • ‘I couldn't believe it when I turned on the television and saw these young people coming together with the organised trade unionists, especially the teamsters and the steelworkers.’
      • ‘Or, possibly, a union rally for lumberjacks, stevedores or teamsters - there were a lot of gruff, hefty, plaid-shirted figures in attendance.’
      • ‘Longshoremen rank with teamsters in the lore of hard-nosed trade unionists and Hobsbawm preferred their leader's politics.’
      • ‘The AFL-CIO, the teamsters and others have vowed to force congress to reject the bilateral agreement.’
      • ‘The image of Jimmy Hoffa and the teamsters seemed very ‘Hollywood’ in comparison to this outfit.’
      • ‘His list of 54 organisations ranged from teamster unions to the mainstream NGOs to obscure anarchist groups like the Black Clad Messengers.’
      • ‘Here was a politician who looked like a teamster boss and sometimes behaved like one, but at least he talked sense about abolishing Washington's greatest bugbear of the cold war years.’
      • ‘Argentina's second-largest trade union confederation, led by teamster's leader Hugo Moyano, organized the protest.’
      • ‘Like Ahab, he hounded teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa for more than a decade, bending every rule of evidence and prosecutorial ethics until he finally landed his prey.’
      • ‘And due to its popularity with mafia types (part of the Godfather was filmed here), besides a few hoodlums in concrete slippers, one-time teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa is supposedly in there too.’
      • ‘I've been with Allan since we helped take the teamsters away from the mob.’
      • ‘For a few years, the local labor movement as a whole was on fire: teamsters and dockworkers launched wildcat strikes in 1972.’
      • ‘We even agreed to pay it back if we didn't affiliate with the teamsters.’
      • ‘He also has won the support of the largest teamsters local in Illinois, Local 705 Chicago, representing more than 21,000 members.’
      • ‘You know, you saw Nader with the teamsters this week, and James Hoffa suggesting that they were toying with the idea of not endorsing Gore - endorsing Nader.’
      • ‘We see the teamsters support people like Nixon and Reagan.’
      • ‘What the teamsters are worried about is lay-offs due to mechanization, not competition.’
  • 2A driver of a team of animals.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘During its 1864 season 41,000 sheep were shorn, providing work for an army of musterers, shearers, woolclassers, packers and teamsters.’
    • ‘Regular teamsters used bullocks until the late 1920s.’
    • ‘When silver was discovered across the border at Silverton, Thackaringa and Broken Hill teamsters from Terowie had more work than they could handle.’
    • ‘The small town of Carrieton, originally known as Yanyarrie Whim in the Hundred of Eurelia, was a stopping place for teamsters on the copper road from Burra to Blinman.’
    • ‘Markets for scouts, guides, equipment, guidebooks, and teamsters were all readily supplied by enthusiastic entrepreneurs.’
    • ‘In turn, the Afghan camel teamsters followed the telegraph line, as did, soon after, the Central Australian Railway.’
    • ‘They turned this costly process into profit by selling wood to teamsters as backloading to the Blinman mine.’
    • ‘Captain Prisk and his men, together with the other mine owners in the Northern Flinders Ranges were in desperate need of teamsters.’
    • ‘Finding teamsters, to transport the hand picked ore to Port Adelaide for smelting at Swansea, proved a major problem.’
    • ‘Naturally wherever the teamsters stopped for the night an eating house would be built to cash in on the passing travellers.’
    • ‘He soon had enough copper ore dug up to start advertising for teamsters.’
    • ‘Several teamsters from Blinman found work carting poles for its construction.’
    • ‘The first teamster to provide transport services in and around Quorn was William Abbott, who operated from Saltia where he started carting materials for the Overland Telegraph Line.’
    • ‘His eldest son Joseph, born in 1831, later married Louisa Johnson, became a teamster and worked for a time from William Creek on the Oodnadatta Track.’
    • ‘The family later moved to Saltia where William operated as a teamster, carting materials for the Overland Telegraph.’
    • ‘Lawson's ‘The Teams’ is still one of my favourite poems - partly because I know how accurate was Lawson's description of the taciturn, hard-working teamsters.’
    • ‘He had been a teamster in his pioneering days in the Centre, and appreciated his big old draft horses far more than he appreciated most people.’