Meaning of Iron Chink in English:

Iron Chink

noun

historical North American
  • A machine for cleaning and gutting fish.

    The machine was patented by E. A. Smith in 1905 and was intended to replace the chiefly Chinese workforce who had previously cleaned and gutted the fish by hand.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Bellingham (Washington) Herald. From iron + Chink.