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metal +‎ -man


metalman (plural metalmen)

  1. A man who works with metals.
  2. (mining, historical) A workman who takes the roof down to give the miners more height to work in.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for metalman in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)