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 The electrician was an airman in a training program that involved working alongside active-duty troops. al, 22 May 2022 His death came five days after Natasha Huffman, an interior communications electrician, died by suicide off-base, in Hampton, officials said. Melissa Chan, NBC News, 5 May 2022 One electrician informed us our electric panel is way out of date, and that building codes would require a new one. Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2022 Michael Keasling of Lakewood, Colorado, was an electrician who loved big trucks, fast cars, and Harley-Davidsons. The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Mar. 2022 His father, a silversmith and painter, brought the family to the U.S. in 1929, and Persoff served in the U.S. Army and worked as an electrician for the New York subway system. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Apr. 2022 After working as an electrician in the New York subway system for several years and serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Persoff took up acting in the 1940s. Carmel Dagan, Variety, 6 Apr. 2022 Working as an electrician is a good job, and community colleges and apprenticeship programs could train many more people to become one. The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2022 Rust's chief electrician, Serge Svetnoy, and script supervisor Mamie Mitchell have also filed lawsuits pertaining to alleged negligence on set. Jessica Wang, EW.com, 23 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of electrician

1814, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2022

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“Electrician.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrician. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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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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