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[wey-muh n]
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.
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Origin of weighman

First recorded in 1880–85; weigh1 + -man
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Historical Examples

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

    Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier

    James Inglis