checkweigh man

checkweigh man
checkˈweigher or checkweigh man noun
A colliery worker who, on behalf of the miners, checks the weight of coal sent up to the pit-mouth
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Main Entry:check

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  • checkweigher — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun or checkweighman ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ Etymology: check (IV) + weigher or weighman : one that checks weight; specifically : one employed by miners or unions to check weighing of coal or ore by a company …   Useful english dictionary

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