from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Somebody who weighs goods, a weigher.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One whose business it is to weigh ore, hay, merchandise, etc.; one licensed as a public weigher.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The clerk or employee in any establishment who is in charge of the weighing-scales.
  • n. In Europe, a weigher of material, licensed by governmental authority to perform this duty publicly or in a market.


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  • "Got a camera in that stuff, son?" the weighmaster had inquired as he passed over his bags.

    Between Planets

  • _At this closing stage of the case the lawyer acts as a weighmaster.

    Certain Success

  • You, yourself, would act as weighmaster; and would give the other party to the suit the benefit of any doubt in your mind as to the contrasting weights of the testimony pro and con.

    Certain Success

  • The skill of the salesman weighmaster, used legitimately before the mind's eye of the prospect to tip the scales of decision to the favorable side, is illustrated in the story of a butcher who had been asked by a woman customer to weigh a steak for her.

    Certain Success

  • On a wagon-scale at one end the public weighmaster was weighing a load of hay.

    The House Behind the Cedars

  • There's a small one down in Kern that father bought ages ago for a weighmaster he had who got consumption.

    Treasure and Trouble Therewith A Tale of California

  • He died there -- the weighmaster, I mean -- and we've gone on renting it out and the trustees having all sorts of bother with the tenants.

    Treasure and Trouble Therewith A Tale of California

  • Denis, weighmaster; another daughter, named Rebecca, was also married here with one Arie, who gained his livelihood by cultivating land and raising cattle, but kept a tavern, or drinking house, having a situation therefor, and living upon a delightful spot at the Vers

    Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680

  • "The fishing's been good today," weighmaster and local outdoor expert Richard Moore said.

    Brownsville Herald :

  • Consumers should ask to see a weighmaster license and look for an up-to-date county seal on the scale.

    SFGate: Top News Stories


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