vatman

[ vat-muh n ]
/ ˈvæt mən /
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noun, plural vat·men. Papermaking.

the worker who shakes the pulp onto the wire.

Nearby words

  1. vaticanism,
  2. vaticide,
  3. vaticinal,
  4. vaticinate,
  5. vaticination,
  6. vatnajökull national park,
  7. vattel,
  8. vatting,
  9. vatu,
  10. vau

Origin of vatman

First recorded in 1830–40; vat + man1

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Examples from the Web for vatman

  • Grasping the mold by two opposite sides, the vatman submerged the mold in the water; then raised it out, holding it level.

    From Paper-mill to Pressroom|William Bond Wheelwright