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checkweighman

[chek-wey-muh n]
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noun, plural check·weigh·men.
  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.

Origin of checkweighman

First recorded in 1885–90; check1 + weighman
Also called check·weigh·er [chek-wey-er] /ˈtʃɛkˌweɪ ər/.
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Historical Examples

  • When a man asked for a checkweighman, in the language of the super he was getting too smart.

    The Profits of Religion, Fifth Edition

    Upton Sinclair


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