elec·tri·cian | \i-ˌlek-ˈtri-shən, ē-\

Definition of electrician 

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

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If your inspector finds a problem with a house’s wiring, call an electrician. Houston Chronicle, "Realtor View:," 3 June 2018 Bill was a Korean War Veteran serving in the Navy, ending as an electrician's mate first class. courant.com, "William Winfred Lindsay," 4 May 2018 When things go wrong and men such as plumbers or electricians must be summoned, the cafe closes so that the female clientele are not put into uncomfortable proximity with men, staff members said. Washington Post, "Saudi women on the front line of change," 17 June 2018 At 323 cubic feet of cargo space, the NV high roof is move-in ready, although most users will be commercial businesses, plumbers, electricians, dog washers, etc. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Nissan NV 3500 High Roof: The sky is the limit," 1 June 2018 To find out whether your home’s electrical system is grounded to the plumbing system or not, contact an electrician. Lyndsey Matthews, Country Living, "Here's Why You Should Never Shower or Do Dishes During a Thunderstorm or Hurricane," 11 Apr. 2018 The Wing has also used male plumbers and electricians. Katherine Rosman, New York Times, "Is Women-Only Club the Wing Discriminating in a Bad Way?," 28 Mar. 2018 Get some timers for your lamps, or have an electrician install some timers for your lights to go on at dusk. Melissa Rolland, courant.com, "Homeowner Vacation To-Do List," 9 July 2018 On Friday, the Audubon electrician was upright and eager to continue the demonstration that had been forcibly removed from outside the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement at Eighth and Cherry Streets, then reconstituted at City Hall. Chris Palmer, Philly.com, "For 'Abolish ICE' protesters and the targets of their ire, what's next?," 6 July 2018

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1814, in the meaning defined above

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: 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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