babbitter

noun
bab·​bitt·​er | \ -ə̇tə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of babbitter

: a worker who applies babbitt metal to bearings or other surfaces

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First Known Use of babbitter

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for babbitter

babbitt + -er

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“Babbitter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/babbitter. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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