backtender

noun
back·tend·er

Definition of backtender 

: 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

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First Known Use of backtender

1898, in the meaning defined above

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