iron chink

noun

dated, offensive
: a machine for rapidly cleaning and dressing fish (as salmon) at a cannery

Word History

Etymology

chink entry 7; from its performance of tasks formerly done by Chinese

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“Iron chink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iron%20chink. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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