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Dutchman

1. a native, citizen, or inhabitant of the Netherlands
2. South African often derogatory an Afrikaaner

dutchman

[′dəch·mən]
(engineering)
A filler piece for closing a gap between two pipes or between a pipe or fitting and a piece of equipment, if the pipe is too short to achieve closure or if the pipe and equipment are not aligned.

dutchman

1. A small piece or wedge inserted as filler to stop an opening.
2. A small piece of material used to cover a defect, to hide a badly made joint, etc.
3. A short lead nipple used to join two pipes which are otherwise not long enough to be joined.
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The last landlord was Mr Brooke Coldwell, who took over the Railway Inn in Station Road, who is pictured (right) with some of the Dutchmen 'regulars'.
Trip organiser Paul Coppin, 57, from Mildenhall, Suffolk, and Wayne Groves, 38, of Tamworth, were the first Britons to be released after the two Dutchmen were let out.
Many of the Bruins had watched from their hotel rooms in Seattle on Saturday as the Pride (26-4), formerly the Flying Dutchmen, beat Delaware to win the America East Conference title.
On the cover were two of his fellow Dutchmen, Theo Snelders and Hans Gillhaus, who won the Scottish Cup with Aberdeen back in 1990.
The Dutchmen jumped for joy as they celebrated a success which guaranteed them their own place in the record books, becoming the first duo in the Open era to win all four Grand Slam titles.