papermaker

noun
pa·​per·​mak·​er | \ ˈpā-pər-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce papermaker (audio) \

Definition of papermaker

: one that makes paper

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papermaking \ ˈpā-​pər-​ˌmā-​kiŋ How to pronounce papermaking (audio) \ noun

Examples of papermaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gearing up for his re-election campaign, Franklin Roosevelt watched with mounting alarm as the papermakers and dairy farmers in New Hampshire started to consider forging their own reformist agenda. Alexander Zaitchik, The New Republic, "This Is How Bernie Wins," 7 Feb. 2020 As the stock of rags for papermaking grew smaller and smaller, papermakers began experimenting with other materials such as grass, silk, asparagus, manure, stone, and even hornets’ nests. Rachel Adler, Slate Magazine, "The 19th Century Moral Panic Over … Paper Technology," 4 Aug. 2017 In the late 1600s, papermakers invented molds that produced sheets that could be quartered into leaves of about 81⁄2 by 11, and businesses gradually adopted variations on that size. Katie Nodjimbadem, Smithsonian, "How Does Earth’s Geomagnetic Field Work?," 29 June 2017 Like the Picasso display, the Frankenthaler shows explore her collaborations with printers, publishers, woodcarvers, and papermakers, who pushed her forward and into different directions. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "Berkshires Art Road Trip: See Picasso, Warhol, Rockwell And More," 29 June 2017 In the late 1600s, papermakers invented molds that produced sheets that could be quartered into leaves of about 81⁄2 by 11, and businesses gradually adopted variations on that size. Katie Nodjimbadem, Smithsonian, "How Does Earth’s Geomagnetic Field Work?," 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of papermaker

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

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“Papermaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/papermaker. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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