dock boss

noun
variants: or docking boss

Definition of dock boss

: a foreman who checks carloads of newly mined coal to estimate the amount of slate and other foreign matter that has been included in order to establish a rate of dockage

called also gager

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“Dock boss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dock%20boss. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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