tableman

noun
ta·​ble·​man | \ ˈtābəlmən \
plural tablemen

Definition of tableman

1 obsolete : a piece used in playing backgammon
2 : one who works at or tends a table: such as
a : a worker who lays out and marks marble slabs for cutting
b : an operator of a machine for cutting bricks or tiles from a column of moist clay
c : one who tends the tables where ore is concentrated

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History and Etymology for tableman

Middle English

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“Tableman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tableman. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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