el maquinista, la maquinista(
masculine or feminine noun
1. (train driver) 
a. engineer (United States) 
El maquinista se quedó dormido y el tren se descarriló.The engineer fell asleep and the train derailed.
b. engine driver (United Kingdom) 
La maquinista detuvo el tren cuando vio algo cruzando las vías.The engine driver stopped the train when she saw something crossing the tracks.
2. (one who works with machines) 
Mi tío es un maquinista que ha trabajado años en la misma fábrica.My uncle is a machine operator who has been working in the same factory for years.
3. (nautical) 
a. engineer 
Llamaron al maquinista a cubierta para ver si podía arreglar el problema.The engineer was called on deck to see if he could fix the problem.
4. (theater) 
Los maquinistas visten de negro para pasar desapercibidos en el escenario.The sceneshifters dress in black to go unnoticed on stage.
5. (film) 
El día de grabación fue un desastre sin el maquinista.The shooting day was a disaster without the cameraman's assistant.
1. (de tren) 
a. engine driver (United Kingdom) 
b. engineer (United States) 
2. (de barco) 
a. engineer 
1 (Ferro) engine driver; engineer; (EEUU) (Náutica) engineer
2 (Técnica) operator; machinist
3 (Teat) scene-shifter; (Cine) cameraman's assistant
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