plural -s
: one that rosses:
: 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

: one who peels bark from pulpwood to save wood that would be wasted if peeling were done by machine
: an attachment for a circular saw to remove scaly and gritty bark ahead of the kerf
: 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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