chainman

[ cheyn-muhn ]
/ ˈtʃeɪn mən /

noun, plural chain·men.Surveying.

a person who holds and positions a chain in taking measurements.

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Origin of chainman

An Americanism dating back to 1705–15; chain + -man
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British Dictionary definitions for chainman

chainman
/ (ˈtʃeɪnmən) /

noun plural -men

surveying a person who does the chaining in a survey
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