Definition of Potcher

1. n. One who, or that which, potches.



Definition of Potcher

1. Noun. A machine in which rags, after being washed, are stirred and bleached as part of a process for making paper ¹

2. Noun. The operator of such a machine; a potcherman ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Potcher

1. a machine that breaks and bleaches pulp [n -S]

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Literary usage of Potcher

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1. Chapters on Papermaking by Clayton Beadle (1908)
"It is often the practice to have live steam in the potcher to raise the ... Care must be taken that where the steam enters the potcher there should not be ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"... while the grass is taken to the " potcher " or washing engine. In construction and working this is similar to the breaking engine uwd for rags; ..."

3. Wood Pulp and Its Uses by Charles Frederick Cross, Edward John Bevan, Robert Walter Sindall, W. N. Bacon (1911)
"Bleaching in Drainers.— A modification of the above process which gives good results is frequently used. The pulp is broken up in the potcher, the requisite ..."

4. Chapters on Papermaking by Clayton Beadle (1907)
"I have heard of cylinders of compressed oxygen being used in conjunction with bleaching powder in the potcher, but have had no experience of its use. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"To get rid of them the esparto pulp when washed and bleached is run from the potcher into storage chests, from which it is pumped over a long, ..."

6. A Text-book of Paper-making by Charles Frederick Cross, Edward John Bevan, J. F. Briggs (1916)
"... the mixture of grass-fibre and bleach-liquor in the potcher is heated up ... is completed in the potcher itself, a process which requires about 4 hours, ..."

7. Chapters on Papermaking by Clayton Beadle (1908)
"DEAR SIR, Many thanks for your kind reply about poacher or potcher. There is no sense of poach, or potch, meaning " to warm" in English or any European ..."

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