Definition of puddler in US English:



  • See puddle

    • ‘Skilled ironworkers (‘puddlers’) could ‘stir’ molten pig iron in a large vat, raking off refined iron for further processing.’
    • ‘Trade unions of skilled iron molders, puddlers, and textile workers joined forces with struggling societies of artisan craftsmen - printers, shoemakers, and tailors.’
    • ‘William had progressed at work and had been promoted to the position of a puddler and was getting fairly good wages.’
    • ‘Sykes, a father-of-four, had been laid off from his job as a puddler at a Rotherham iron works in 1865, forcing him to turn to poaching to stave off destitution.’