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checkweighman

[ chek-wey-muhn ]
/ ˈtʃɛkˌweɪ mən /
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noun, plural check·weigh·men.
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.
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Also called check·weigh·er [chek-wey-er]. /ˈtʃɛkˌweɪ ər/.

Origin of checkweighman

First recorded in 1885–90; check1 + weighman
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