chainman

[cheyn-muh n]
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noun, plural chain·men. Surveying.

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

Origin of chainman

An Americanism dating back to 1705–15; chain + -man
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chainman

noun plural -men

surveying a person who does the chaining in a survey
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