tapper-out

noun
plural tappers-out

Definition of tapper-out

1 : one that taps something out
2 : an iron or steel worker who keeps clean the slag taphole of a furnace in which billets are heated

called also tapman

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“Tapper-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tapper-out. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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