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weightman

[weyt-man] /ˈweɪtˌmæn/
noun, plural weightmen.
1.
a person whose work is to weigh goods or merchandise.
2.
Also, weight man. Track and Field. a competitor in a field event who throws a weight, as a discus, shotput, or hammer.
Origin of weightman
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50; weight + man1
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  • Here they met Major weightman and informed him of all they had seen and learned.

  • But Miss weightman was not, as you may have learned, a totally selfish person.

    Green Eyes Roy J. Snell
  • It may be thrilling,” Miss weightman had replied, “but you must not forget that it is dangerous, too.

    Green Eyes Roy J. Snell
  • Of each period Mr. weightman wished to have something of the best.

    The Unknown Quantity Henry van Dyke
  • This last was perhaps the most carefully planned of all the weightman Charities.

    The Unknown Quantity Henry van Dyke
  • We have reasons for saying that weightman was not at the wrestling on the Swifts that year.

    Wrestling and Wrestlers: Jacob Robinson
  • weightman and Brown, who commanded brigades, had been killed, and Gens.

  • A moment later he tuned an instrument and threw on a switch; "weightman there?"

  • The weightman interests were large enough to need a direct representative and guardian at Washington.

    The Unknown Quantity Henry van Dyke
  • A close acquaintance existed between Richardson and weightman.

    Wrestling and Wrestlers: Jacob Robinson

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