plateman

noun plate·man \ˈplātmən\

Definition of plateman

plural

platemen

  1. 1 :  middler 3

  2. 2 :  a worker at the breaker of a coal mine who picks rocks and oversize lumps from the coal before it is conveyed for further treatment or loading

  3. 3 :  amalgamator 2b

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