claim agent

variants: or claim man

Definition of claim agent

1 : one who investigates and adjusts claims for shortage, damage, loss, or overcharge on shipments of goods
2 : one who acts as agent in transactions with holders of property on which pipelines are to be laid or oil or gas wells drilled and who investigates and adjusts their claims

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“Claim agent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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