plural cablemen
: a worker who installs and repairs conduit systems transmitting electric power
: a worker who lays out cables used in electrical prospecting for petroleum-bearing formations
: a worker who installs aerial and underground cables used for communication and signaling
: a worker who installs engine-control equipment in airplane fuselages and wings

Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Time Traveler
The first known use of cableman was in 1858

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“Cableman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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