elec·​tri·​cian i-ˌlek-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce electrician (audio)
: one who installs, maintains, operates, or repairs electrical equipment

Examples of electrician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stewart drew comparisons to similar claims made around the fall of the coal industry, where politicians and industry leaders claimed miners would simply be retrained as electricians and programmers. Maxwell Zeff / Gizmodo, Quartz, 2 Apr. 2024 This technology enables electricians to pinpoint problems accurately and quickly, preventing potential hazards and reducing downtime. Neil Sahota, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 His father, Wilbur Harris Sr., was a plumber, electrician and carpenter who installed service station equipment. Michael S. Rosenwald, New York Times, 23 Mar. 2024 Then an electricians’ union gave him an apprenticeship without caring about his record. Calmatters, The Mercury News, 21 Mar. 2024 Local construction firms representing nearly every part of the construction process, from electricians to sheet metal workers, spoke in favor of the PLA. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Jan. 2024 Segura graduated from the San Diego Electrical Training Center Inside Wireman Apprenticeship program and obtained an electrician certification from Palomar College. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2024 In that case, hiring the electrical work from an outside electrician may be more cost-effective until the cost of electrical work makes more sense to bring in-house. Micah Logan, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Most houses are equipped with floodlights, so swapping one floodlight for another shouldn’t be complicated for a practiced electrician. Alida Nugent, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of electrician was in 1814

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“Electrician.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrician. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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elec·​tri·​cian i-ˌlek-ˈtrish-ən How to pronounce electrician (audio)
: a person who installs, operates, or repairs electrical equipment

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