Definition of mullocker in English:

mullocker

noun

Australian
dated
  • A person who clears away refuse in a mine.

    ‘at the age of eighteen, he laboured underground as a mullocker’
    • ‘During the war many truckers and mullockers were kept on their jobs longer than would normally have been the case.’
    • ‘Work was so abundant and several hundred more miners, labourers, and mullockers could easily be placed.’
    • ‘A miner and a mullocker died together in 1901 in a fall of rock.’
    • ‘An accident happened at the mine to one man while working as mullocker.’
    • ‘Mr Williams, who was a mullocker, went underground yesterday morning with other day-shift men, and should have left the mine again at 3 o'clock.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from mullock ‘rock from which the minerals have been extracted’.

Pronunciation

mullocker

/ˈmʌləkə/