See also: Dutchman

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutchman. Attested mainly in the US from the late 19th century.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

dutchman (plural dutchmen)

  1. (carpentry, masonry) A piece of wood or stone used to repair a larger piece, shaped such that it fills as exactly as possible a void or cavity that is to be repaired.
  2. A flaw or void repaired with such a piece.

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.
  • John Russell Bartlett (1884) Dictionary of Americanisms, page 196: “Dutchman. A flaw in a stone or marble slab, filled up by an insertion.”