weighman


weighman
A person whose occupation is weighing goods.

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  • weighman — /way meuhn/, n., pl. weighmen. 1. a person whose occupation is weighing goods, produce, etc. 2. Mining. a person who weighs coal extracted from a mine, esp. in mines where miners are paid according to the weight of the coal they dig. Cf.… …   Universalium

  • weighman — n. professional weigher (e.g. of goods) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • weighman — weigh·man …   English syllables

  • weighman — ˈwāmən noun (plural weighmen) Etymology: weigh (I) + man : a man whose work is weighing articles or goods : weigher * * * /way meuhn/, n., pl. weighmen. 1. a person whose occupation is weighing goods, produce, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jack Lawson — for the Blue Heelers character, see Jack Lawson (t.v character) John James Jack Lawson, 1st Baron Lawson PC (16 October 1881 ndash; 3 August 1965), was a British trade unionist and a Labour politician. A miner and later Member of Parliament in… …   Wikipedia

  • Barnet Kenyon — (1853 – 20 February 1930) was a British colliery worker, trade union official and Lib Lab, later Liberal politician. Early careerKenyon was born at South Anston in south Yorkshire. He does not appear to have received a formal education and went… …   Wikipedia

  • checkweighman — /chek way meuhn/, n., pl. checkweighmen. a representative elected by coal miners to check the findings of the mine owner s weighman where miners are paid by the weight of coal mined. Also called checkweigher /chek way euhr/. [1885 90; CHECK1 +… …   Universalium

  • checkweighman — noun see checkweigher * * * /chek way meuhn/, n., pl. checkweighmen. a representative elected by coal miners to check the findings of the mine owner s weighman where miners are paid by the weight of coal mined. Also called checkweigher /chek way… …   Useful english dictionary

  • John Edward Sutton — (December 23, 1862 November 29, 1945) was a British trades unionist and Labour politician.At the age of 14, Sutton took up employment at Bradford Colliery, Manchester. He became a check weighman and secretary of the Bradford branch of the… …   Wikipedia

  • checkweighman — noun A person, elected by miners, whose task is to check what the mineowners weighman states has been the amount of coal that has been mined; used especially if the miners wages are related to production …   Wiktionary

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