vat·​man | \ ˈvatmən \
plural vatmen

Definition of vatman

: 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
e : one who pasteurizes and ripens cream for use in making butter

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“Vatman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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