The definition of a chainman is someone who works with a surveyor to measure distances.noun
An example of a chainman is the man in the orange vest who helps measure a distance using a chain or tape measure.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
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noun pl. chainmen
a surveyor's assistant who measures distances with a tape measure or surveyor's chain: chainmen work in pairs
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Either of the two persons who hold a surveyor's measuring chain.