layout man


Definition of layout man

1 : one who plans the layout of material to be printed or reproduced
2 : a worker who marks out patterns on metal, stone, glass, textiles, or other material in preparation for such subsequent operations as cutting, bending, punching: such as
a : one who outlines on stock lumber the shape of furniture or other parts
b : one who marks guide lines on metal parts to indicate material to be removed in machining
c : one who uses a guiding design to prepare settings for stones on models of jewelry
d : one who indicates by chalk lines the way in which steel plates are to be cut for use in ship or locomotive building

called also duplicator

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“Layout man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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