Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that puddles iron or clay.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A device or machine for stirring the fused metal in a puddling-furnace.
  • noun One who or that which puddles; specifically, one who is employed in the process of converting cast-iron into wrought-iron.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who converts cast iron into wrought iron by the process of puddling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who converts cast iron into wrought iron by the process of puddling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a worker who turns pig iron into wrought iron by puddling

Etymologies

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puddle +‎ -er

Examples

  • "puddler," the untrained, undeveloped "tiger-man," heated by a quart or two above his usual measure, comes home and kicks his irritating and injudicious wife to death.

    The House of Souls

  • The coalpit worker, the steel puddler. and those who do many maintenance jobs on an assembly line can surrender to self-controlled electronic machines the hazards and dullness of backbreaking menial work.

    The Brain Builders

  • He had sold ladies 'underwear, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners and encyclopedias door to door; he had been a short order cook, elevator operator, puddler in a steel mill, seaman, carnival shill, bulldozer operator, printer's devil and legman for a radio station.

    Arcana Magi - c.1: Oryn Zentharis, Seeker of the Truth

  • The coalpit worker, the steel puddler. and those who do many maintenance jobs on an assembly line can surrender to self-controlled electronic machines the hazards and dullness of backbreaking menial work.

    The Brain Builders

  • The coalpit worker, the steel puddler. and those who do many maintenance jobs on an assembly line can surrender to self-controlled electronic machines the hazards and dullness of backbreaking menial work.

    The Brain Builders

  • The coalpit worker, the steel puddler. and those who do many maintenance jobs on an assembly line can surrender to self-controlled electronic machines the hazards and dullness of backbreaking menial work.

    The Brain Builders

  • The coalpit worker, the steel puddler. and those who do many maintenance jobs on an assembly line can surrender to self-controlled electronic machines the hazards and dullness of backbreaking menial work.

    The Brain Builders

  • The coalpit worker, the steel puddler. and those who do many maintenance jobs on an assembly line can surrender to self-controlled electronic machines the hazards and dullness of backbreaking menial work.

    The Brain Builders

  • The coalpit worker, the steel puddler. and those who do many maintenance jobs on an assembly line can surrender to self-controlled electronic machines the hazards and dullness of backbreaking menial work.

    The Brain Builders

  • "Life in the Iron Mills" told the story of two Welsh immigrants, Hugh, an iron puddler and sculptor, and his cousin Deborah, a cotton mill worker, who inhabit a western Virginia river town.

    Appalachian Hardship

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  • He has as much charm as a steel puddler's underpants.

    Raymond Chandler, 1953, The Long Goodbye, chapter 15

    September 5, 2009