elec·​tri·​cian | \ i-ˌlek-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce electrician (audio) , ē-\

Definition of electrician

: one who installs, maintains, operates, or repairs electrical equipment

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His work as an electrician there afforded his family back home a decent three-room house, a luxury for many in the community. Lauren Bohn, Marie Claire, "Who Killed Claudia Gomez?," 2 May 2019 Install Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC Once the stud walls are framed, hire an electrician, plumber and HVAC contractor to install all the electrical, plumbing, and heating and air-conditioning systems. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Finish Your Basement," 18 Apr. 2019 The cousins have been brewing together for a few years — brothers Steve, an electrician, and D.J., who is in finance, are learning from Jonathan, and all three have talked about starting a brewery. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Component Brewing plans to open in the Lincoln Warehouse," 25 May 2018 The school trains future electricians, carpenters, dental assistants, and other professionals. Laura Crimaldi, BostonGlobe.com, "Fall River vocational school pulls out all the stops to host Kennedy’s speech," 30 Jan. 2018 The daughter of two British ex-pats—a former modern dancer and an electrician at MGM—Verdon developed rickets as a child, forcing her to wear corrective boots and braces to straighten her legs. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The True Story of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon's Relationship," 17 Apr. 2019 The driver, who was also an electrician and project manager, worked out well. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "Companies Hire on Potential—If Only They Knew What That Meant," 12 Mar. 2019 On a recent weekday afternoon Bob Dantuono, an Italian American electrician, swigged a pint of Guinness while watching a horse race. Nina Agrawal, latimes.com, "Brooklyn's Sunset Park, built and rebuilt by immigrants, sees change once again," 20 Apr. 2018 The full-time employees losing their jobs include electricians, plumbers, carpenters and other skilled tradespeople needed to operate and maintain a large events venue. James B. Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Many long-time Bradley Center workers will not have jobs at the new Bucks arena," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of electrician

1814, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of electrician

: a person who works on and repairs electrical equipment


elec·​tri·​cian | \ i-ˌlek-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce electrician (audio) \

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: a person who installs, operates, or repairs electrical equipment

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