plugman

noun
plug·​man | \ ˈpləgmən \
plural plugmen

Definition of plugman

1 : the member of a gun crew (as in the U.S. Navy) whose duty is to open and close the breech plug or breechblock in firing
2 : a miner who attends pumps in a mine
3 : a plugger who fastens stoppers in bottoms of billet molds in which copper is to be cast

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“Plugman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plugman. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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