backtender

noun

back·​tend·​er
: a worker who tends the discharge end of an industrial machine: such as
a
: one who tends the drier, calender, and slitting and rewinding sections of a paper machine
b
: a textile worker who rolls or folds cloth

Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of backtender was in 1898

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“Backtender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backtender. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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