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[chek-wey-muh n]
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.
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Origin of checkweighman

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