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An automated device once used in processing fish, particularly salmon. The term derives from the fact that in the early history of the U.S. fishing industry, individuals of Chinese extraction were often employed in fish canneries. The "iron chink" displaced many Chinese workers.
There's an iron chink on display at the Museum of History and Industry.
by Rod Brock July 24, 2006
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An invention that revolutionized the preparation of fish, having an efficiency that quickly outpaced its primitive predecessor, the chink. However, like its predecessor it requires little labor to motivate and is socially awkward.
The Iron Chink was the tool that the Americans credited for winning the Olympics in gymnastics in the 1970s.
by BennyG93 December 28, 2009
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