hook tender

hook tender

[′hu̇k ‚ten·dər]
(mining engineering)
In bituminous coal mining, a worker who attaches the hook of a hoisting cable to the link of a trip of cars to be hauled up or lowered down an incline. Also known as rope cutter.
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Vernon Ross Gardner was working as a hook tender for David Penegor Logging Company about 1 p.