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

Examples of electrician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then a buddy at work, a master electrician, devised a photocell to power the lights and reduce battery hassle. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "The Glenn Highway Christmas tree is back ... and it’s brighter than ever," 28 Nov. 2019 The electrician, Pierre Le Guennec, had traveled from his home in southern France with his wife, Danielle. BostonGlobe.com, "Thus began a nearly 10-year saga in which a lawsuit claimed that the works were “stolen goods”; police began an investigation; courts heard contradictory testimony; and multiple appeals and hearings took the defendants and Picasso’s heirs all the way to France’s top appeals court.," 24 Nov. 2019 Two workers on the site that day, 37-year-old Dustin Peterson, an electrician, and 29-year-old Roberto Flores-Prieto, an insulation installer, died in the fire. Joe Rubino, The Denver Post, "Denver apartment project to be rebranded after being destroyed in fatal 2018 fire," 11 Nov. 2019 In the creation scene in Frankenstein’s laboratory, set designer Kenneth Strickfaden, who had experience as an electrician, devised techniques for simulating lightning and electricity. Jeanne Dorin Mcdowell, Smithsonian, "The Science Behind Hollywood’s Movie Monsters," 28 Oct. 2019 The electricians, mechanics and assembly line laborers were laid off in May when GM closed its White Marsh factory, the last vestige of the once-mighty company’s eight-decade presence in Maryland. Wilborn P. Nobles Iii, baltimoresun.com, "‘They have no other option’: With GM leaving Maryland, longtime workers face tough decisions," 13 Sep. 2019 The best option is to use either an electrician's multimeter or a tool specifically designed for repairing Christmas lights, such as the Lightkeeper Pro. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Fix a String of Christmas Lights," 21 Oct. 2019 And, since there is a full kitchen and bathroom, Nomad suggests a plumber and electrician (or someone with those skills) to help. Christina Butan, PEOPLE.com, "Amazon Is Now Selling a DIY Tiny Home ‘Cube’ with a Full Kitchen," 1 Oct. 2019 After completing an electrician's apprenticeship, Larry obtained his master's licenses and went into business for electrical contracting in 1958, which was later known as Dixie Electric, and remained there for 30 years. sun-sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 9/26," 26 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of electrician

1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Electrician.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrician. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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How to pronounce electrician (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of electrician

: a person who works on and repairs electrical equipment


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

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