plural vatmen
: a worker who washes, dyes, cooks, or chemically treats products in a vat: such as
: a workman who forms sheets of handmade paper by dipping a mold into a vat of stock
: one who saturates logs and flitches with hot water or steam to soften the fibers prior to veneer cutting

called also wood cooker

: an operator of a dye reel or jig : jigger
: one who pasteurizes and ripens cream for use in making butter

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“Vatman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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