Definition of chainman
1 : one who searches tax and assessment records in order to compile lists of mortgages, deeds, contracts, and other instruments pertaining to real-estate titles
2 : a sawmill worker who removes lumber from a conveyor and sorts and stacks it according to grade markings
3 : chokerman
4 : a surveyor's assistant who measures distances, marks measuring points, and performs related duties —called also lineman, rodman, tapeman
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Origin and Etymology of chainman
chain + man
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