vatman

noun vat·man \ˈvatmən\

Definition of vatman

plural

vatmen

  1. :  a worker who washes, dyes, cooks, or chemically treats products in a vat: such as a :  a workman who forms sheets of handmade paper by dipping a mold into a vat of stock b :  one who saturates logs and flitches with hot water or steam to soften the fibers prior to veneer cutting —called also wood cooker c :  an operator of a dye reel or jig :  jigger d :  plater 1a(2) e :  one who pasteurizes and ripens cream for use in making butter

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