slimer

noun

slim·​er
ˈslīmə(r)
plural -s
1
2
: any of various devices (such as a buddle or shaking table) for concentrating ore slime
3
[slime entry 2 + -er] : a worker who slimes something: such as
a
: a cannery worker who cleans fish by hand
b
: a slaughterhouse worker who ties intestines into hanks and cleans them before they go individually to the casing-cleaning machine

Word History

Etymology

slime entry 1 + -er

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“Slimer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slimer. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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