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.
tribute + -er (Wiktionary)
The tributer experiences all the excitement of uncertainty, and enjoys the pleasures of hope.