rack·​man | \ ˈrakmən \
plural rackmen

Definition of rackman

1 : a power plant or mill worker who cleans the racks that screen fish, weeds, and other foreign matter from river water before it enters machines
2 : one who working from a raised loading rack fills tank cars, trucks, or ships with petroleum products
3 : a worker who places starting blanks between anodes in electrolysis tanks before the deposition of copper starting sheets on the blanks

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rack entry 3 + man

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“Rackman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rackman. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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