chain·​man | \ ˈchānmən, -ˌman \
plural chainmen

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
4 : a surveyor's assistant who measures distances, marks measuring points, and performs related duties

called also lineman, rodman, tapeman

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chain + man

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“Chainman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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