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A spacecraft that is designed to land on a celestial body.
A worker at one of the levels of a mine shaft to unload rock and to load drilling and blasting supplies to be lowered.
In the quarry industry, one who guides, steadies, and loads trucks or railroad cars with the blocks of stone hoisted from the quarry floor. Also known as top hooker.
In metal mining, one who cleans skips by directing a blast of compressed air into them through a hose, records number of loaded skips hoisted to surface, and loads railroad cars with ore from bins.
In coal mining, one who works with shaft sinking crew at the top of the shaft or at a level immediately above shaft bottom, dumping rock into mine cars from a bucket in which it is raised. Also known as bucket dumper; landing tender; top lander.
The worker who receives the loaded bucket or tub at the mouth of the shaft. Also known as banksman.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.