vatman

[ vat-muhn ]
/ ˈvæt mən /

noun, plural vat·men.Papermaking.

the worker who shakes the pulp onto the wire.

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Origin of vatman

First recorded in 1830–40; vat + man
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Example sentences 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