arc welder


: a machine that creates arcs for arc welding
For instance, you can use an arc welder and welding rod to build up a worn surface, such as a crankshaft journal. Richard Finch, Welder's Handbook, 2007
: a person whose job is arc welding
Following recovery the patient was anxious to return to work as an arc welder. Leslie A. Geddes, Medical Device Accidents and Illustrative Cases, 2002

Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of arc welder was in 1890

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