ca·​ble·​man | \ -lmən, -ˌman, -ˌmaa(ə)n \
plural cablemen\ -​lmən , -​ˌmen \

Definition of cableman

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

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First Known Use of cableman

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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“Cableman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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