strander

noun
strand·er | \-də(r)\
plural -s

Definition of strander 

1 : a machine that makes strands into cable or rope

2 : a steelworker who guides bars by the use of hand tongs from the roughing mill into other rolls for further processing

called also edger, poke-in, pony rougher, stick-in

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strand entry 5 + -er

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