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

Definition of electrician 

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

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Bend a Hook Insert the wire into one of the holes at the tip of an electrician's multitool. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "How to Wire a Light Switch," 17 Oct. 2018 Four-term incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, former California State University professor Earl Bowerman, and retired electrician Michael Cortney. Li Zhou, Vox, "Every August 7 primary election you should know about, briefly explained," 7 Aug. 2018 Additionally, injuries can occur from poor form in weight lifting, from overuse in sports like baseball or volleyball, or from occupations like electrician or hair stylist. Trihealth, Cincinnati.com, "Don’t shoulder the pain," 10 July 2018 At the end of Wednesday’s hearing, Judge Weinstein questioned him about his current job (electrician), his romantic status (single) and his education (recently graduated from Baruch College). Alan Feuer, New York Times, "A Second Chance for an Ivy League ISIS Recruit," 28 June 2018 The highest 10 percent of electricians earn more than $90,420. Brenda Richardson, chicagotribune.com, "Skilled-labor shortage makes home repairs a headache," 19 Apr. 2018 His body was found two days later by an electrician. Gillian Telling, PEOPLE.com, "Inside Kurt Cobain's Tragic Suicide 24 Years After the Nirvana Legend's Death," 5 Apr. 2018 Florist, personal trainer, social worker, mechanic, interior decorator, electrician, engineer. Carolyn Said, SFChronicle.com, "Why the robot apocalypse won’t kill all gig economy jobs," 16 June 2018 The town will also be examining the structure of the building, including sending in electricians, plumbers, and IT personnel. Steve Smith, Courant Community, "Vernon To Take Over Rockville Library," 27 Mar. 2018

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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


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

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