chain·​er | \ ˈchānə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of chainer

2 : a clipper in a coal mine
3 : one that arranges the pattern chain on a dobby loom
4 : a worker who ties skeins of yarn into a continuous chain for processing

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“Chainer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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