lever·​man | \ ˈlevə(r)mən, ˈlēv- \
plural levermen

Definition of leverman

: a man who operates levers or controls: such as
a : towerman a leverman on duty in the switch tower nearby was suspended soon after the accidentNew York Times
b : a sawmill deckman
c : a sawmill worker who controls the mechanism that transfers lumber from one set of conveyor rolls to another or from rolls to platform

called also rollerman

d : an operator of a donkey engine for moving logs
e : a member of a forging crew who handles billets during forging

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“Leverman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leverman. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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