boilermaker

noun
boil·​er·​mak·​er | \ ˈbȯi-lər-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce boilermaker (audio) \

Definition of boilermaker

1 : a worker who makes, assembles, or repairs boilers
2 : whiskey with a beer chaser

Examples of boilermaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Salvador Rosa, 45, worked as a contract boilermaker until he was laid off March 27. Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus and downturn slam America’s oil patch," 4 May 2020 His father, MacKenzie, was a mason, welder and boilermaker, and his mother, Eunice, was a homemaker. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "James Hatch, Archivist of Black Theater, Dies at 91," 20 Mar. 2020 California Gold will also offer a selection of boilermakers — shot-and-a-beer combinations — which was likewise a feature of Shumway’s menu at Bear Vs. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "California Gold in San Rafael might be Marin’s most ambitious cocktail bar ever," 26 Nov. 2019 The Oakland boilermaker had been taking a breather after an afternoon of errands when the quake hit. Michael Robertson And Susan Sward, SFChronicle.com, "Drama on I-880 as the Cypress Freeway collapsed, and the people who were there," 11 Oct. 2019 Dougherty is also president of Local 98, and as president of that local, is a member of the Mechanical Trades, which includes unions representing electricians, boilermakers, sprinkler fitters, and plumbers. Jane M. Von Bergen, Philly.com, "Dispute among Philly's building trades union," 19 Oct. 2017 Mark Cavanagh said his grandfather hoped to score a lucrative job at Ford Motor making $5 a day as a boilermaker. Katrease Stafford, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit '67: Son of Mayor Jerome Cavanagh believes riot killed dad," 29 July 2017 That allows for more than 400 boilermaker combinations—best of luck to you on Tuesday. Marielle Wakim, Los Angeles Magazine, "Best of LA: 92 of Our Favorite Things to Eat, Do, and Buy Right Now," 14 July 2017 Designed using raw materials and metals, the classic, no-fuss eatery features a menu of cocktails and casual fare, including boilermakers, boozy milkshakes and burgers. Carolina Gusman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego restaurants set the pace with Opening Day menus, libations," 12 July 2017

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First Known Use of boilermaker

1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Boilermaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boilermaker. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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