Definitions

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  • n. The employee responsible for gathering pulp from the vat on the mould in papermaking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who works at a vat, as in paper-making.

Etymologies

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vat +‎ -man

Examples

  • When I read an old book, I hold its pages up to the light and often find among the fibers of the paper little circles made by drops from the hand of the vatman as he made the sheet — or bits of shirts and petticoats that failed to be ground up adequately during the preparation of the pulp.

    The Library in the New Age

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