boilermaker

noun

boil·​er·​mak·​er ˈbȯi-lər-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce boilermaker (audio)
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 And 10 boilermakers range from Jameson with a PBR ($12) to Mezcal Modelo ($14) to Fernet with an Allagash White ($16). Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, 11 Jan. 2024 Harvard Business Review - Baggage handlers, pest-control specialists, and welders are more likely to suffer workplace injuries than those working traditionally dangerous jobs like boilermakers or wellhead pumpers. Paige McGlauflin, Fortune, 2 Oct. 2023 Advertisement Thurmond opened a campaign committee for governor in July, and has since raised $101,000, according to Secretary of State filing records, with most contributions coming from unions representing electrical workers, plumbers and boilermakers. Mackenzie Mays, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2023 In 1989, Chris Redd’s dad threw off the grind of his career as a boilermaker, moved his family from Connecticut to Baldwin County, and opened a roadside hot dog stand. Bob Carlton | Bcarlton@al.com, al, 6 July 2023 And there, at the fantastic dive bar Nickel City, the crisp pilsner with a hipster-friendly Campari-Fernet boilermaker. Mrussell, oregonlive, 7 June 2023 Epsilon expects to hire positions such as boilermakers, pipefitters, pipe welders, structural welders, electricians, mechanical and electrical engineers and general laborers. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 23 Mar. 2023 Blanchard, a boilermaker, was born east of Athens. Christopher Quinn, ajc, 6 Dec. 2021 The retired boilermaker has his own concerns too. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, 28 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of boilermaker was in 1814

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“Boilermaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boilermaker. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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