slimer

noun
slim·​er | \ ˈslīmə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of slimer

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

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slime entry 1 + -er

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“Slimer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slimer. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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