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checkweighman

[chek-wey-muh n] /ˈtʃɛkˌweɪ mən/
noun, plural checkweighmen.
1.
a representative elected by coal miners to check the findings of the mine owner's weighman where miners are paid by the weight of coal mined.
Also called checkweigher
[chek-wey-er] /ˈtʃɛkˌweɪ ər/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of checkweighman
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; check1 + weighman
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