chainman

noun

chain·​man
ˈchānmən,
-ˌman
plural chainmen
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
4
: a surveyor's assistant who measures distances, marks measuring points, and performs related duties

called also lineman, rodman, tapeman

Word History

Etymology

chain + man

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“Chainman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chainman. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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