Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A miner who is paid in a certain portion of the ore, or its value.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who works for a certain portion of the ore, or its value.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mining, one who works in a mine, and receives as his pay a certain proportion (called tribute) of the ore raised. See tribute, n., 7.

Etymologies

tribute +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

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