chainman

chainman
\\ˈchānmən, -ˌman\ noun (plural chainmen)
Etymology: chain + man
1. : one who searches tax and assessment records in order to compile lists of mortgages, deeds, contracts, and other instruments pertaining to real-estate titles
2. : a sawmill worker who removes lumber from a conveyor and sorts and stacks it according to grade markings
4. : a surveyor's assistant who measures distances, marks measuring points, and performs related duties — called also lineman, rodman, tapeman

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/chayn"meuhn/, n., pl. chainmen. Survey.
a person who holds and positions a chain in taking measurements.
[1705-15, Amer.; CHAIN + -MAN]

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chainˈman noun (surveying)
An assistant to a surveyor who takes measurements with a chain
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Main Entry:chain

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