a. One who directs station operations and movement of cages used to raise and lower workers, mine cars, and supplies between various levels and surface; works at the top of a shaft or at an intermediate level inside a mine. Also called cageman; cage tender; shaft headman; skip tender. See also: banksman; hitcher; top cager; onsetter. DOT
b. A power-operated ram for pushing mine cars into or out of cages at the pit top or pit bottom. Nelson
c. One who supervises weighing and the sequence of sending up components of a furnace charge, keeps tally of the number of charges, and signals to the top filler when it is time to hoist. Fay
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