kettleman

noun
ket·​tle·​man
plural kettlemen

Definition of kettleman

: an industrial worker who melts, cooks, or dyes substances in a heated container: such as
a : a brewery worker who makes the wort that is the basis for beer
b : one who refines impure lead to secure a commercial grade
c : one who cooks the ingredients of paints, varnishes, or oils

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“Kettleman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kettleman. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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