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[vat-muh n]
noun, plural vat·men. Papermaking.
  1. the worker who shakes the pulp onto the wire.
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Origin of vatman

First recorded in 1830–40; vat + man1
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Examples from the Web for vatman

Historical Examples

  • 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