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 Calling all Home Town fans: Erin Napier is asking for your help after Jeffrey Stewart, an electrician on the hit HGTV show, injured himself after falling off a ladder. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Erin Napier Asks Fans for Help After "Home Town" Electrician Was Airlifted To Hospital Following Ladder Fall," 11 Jan. 2021 The attack will delay his hopes of starting an electrician's apprenticeship next month. NBC News, "Oregon surfer vows to get back in the water following rare shark attack," 7 Dec. 2020 Deanne Frances Dietrich was born on Dec. 4, 1928, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Mahlon Lloyd Dietrich, an electrician, and Helen (Wilson) Dietrich. New York Times, "Dena Dietrich, Who Found TV Fame as Mother Nature, Dies at 91," 25 Nov. 2020 When a shower of sparks rained down from the light in her kitchen ceiling in early August, blowing out electricity on the first floor, a neighbor referred owner Gloria Scott to Mr. Kinney, an electrician. Anna Tarnow, The Christian Science Monitor, "An electrician’s good deed launches a movement of helpers," 28 Oct. 2020 Formerly an electrician, McGrew and his wife transitioned into real estate about two decades ago to save for retirement, initially buying a seven-unit apartment building in the Hot Springs historic district. Maya Miller, ProPublica, "When Falling Behind on Rent Leads to Jail Time," 26 Oct. 2020 Kendall, who worked as an electrician, is happy to have a secure retirement thanks to a pension and having always lived within their means. Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, "He spent his stimulus money on 30,000 masks for the homeless and others in need," 14 Jan. 2021 This fall, Sally Jacobs, 63, of Boston added heat lamps to her patio and hired an electrician to improve the wiring in her garage to accommodate several space heaters. New York Times, "When the Weather Outside Is Frightful, Here’s How to Stay Warm," 21 Dec. 2020 McCleery is a native of Ida and the daughter of longtime UAW member Rob McCleery, a master electrician who works in Ford research and engineering in Dearborn. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Ford's top Washington lobbyist Curt Magleby retires, Laura Dove to step in," 16 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of electrician

1814, in the meaning defined above

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9 Feb 2021

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“Electrician.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrician. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of electrician

: a person who works on and repairs electrical equipment


elec·​tri·​cian | \ i-ˌlek-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce electrician (audio) \

Kids Definition of electrician

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

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