rosser

noun

ross·​er
-sə(r)
plural -s
: 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
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

Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rosser was in 1872

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“Rosser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rosser. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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