rosser

noun ross·er \-sə(r)\

Definition of rosser

plural

-s

  1. :  one that rosses: a :  a logger who peels the bark and smooths the wood on one side of logs so they can be dragged more easily —called also barker, scalper, slipper b :  one who peels bark from pulpwood to save wood that would be wasted if peeling were done by machine c :  peeler 1b d (1) :  an attachment for a circular saw to remove scaly and gritty bark ahead of the kerf (2) :  a machine for removing bark from pulpwood

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1872

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1872


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