[ wey-muhn ]

noun,plural weigh·men.
  1. a person whose occupation is weighing goods, produce, etc.

  2. Mining. a person who weighs coal extracted from a mine, especially in mines where miners are paid according to the weight of the coal they dig.

Origin of weighman

First recorded in 1880–85; weigh1 + -man

Words Nearby weighman

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How to use weighman in a sentence

  • Some are filling sacks full of the cleaned seed, and hauling them off to the weighman and his clerk.

  • "Some of the men have chosen me check-weighman," explained Hal, in a business-like manner.

    King Coal | Upton Sinclair
  • The law which provided for a check-weighman had failed to provide for a check-weighman's body-guard!

    King Coal | Upton Sinclair
  • Just when will you be prepared to let the check-weighman begin work, Mr. Cartwright?

    King Coal | Upton Sinclair
  • Hal told him "Joe Smith," a "buddy," who had recently been chosen as check-weighman.

    King Coal | Upton Sinclair