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weightman

[weyt-man]
noun, plural weight·men.
  1. a person whose work is to weigh goods or merchandise.
  2. Also weight man. Track and Field. a competitor in a field event who throws a weight, as a discus, shotput, or hammer.
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Origin of weightman

First recorded in 1945–50; weight + man1
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Historical Examples of weightman

  • Here they met Major Weightman and informed him of all they had seen and learned.

    Secrets of the Late Rebellion

    J. R. Freese

  • But Miss Weightman was not, as you may have learned, a totally selfish person.

    Green Eyes

    Roy J. Snell

  • It may be thrilling,” Miss Weightman had replied, “but you must not forget that it is dangerous, too.

    Green Eyes

    Roy J. Snell

  • Of each period Mr. Weightman wished to have something of the best.

    The Unknown Quantity

    Henry van Dyke

  • This last was perhaps the most carefully planned of all the Weightman Charities.

    The Unknown Quantity

    Henry van Dyke