file clerk

noun

Definition of file clerk

: a clerk who works on files

Examples of file clerk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More than 16 years after aircraft were used as weapons in the worst terrorist attack in US history, the FAA still operates more like a file clerk than a reliable tool for law enforcement, enabling secrecy in the skies here and abroad. BostonGlobe.com, 13 Jan. 2021 In 1991, Brockovich, then a file clerk at the San Fernando Valley law firm Masry & Vititoe, happened upon suspicious medical records while sorting through a box of files for a pro bono real-estate case. Amanda Fortini, The Atlantic, 11 Aug. 2020 Soskin has worked with the Black Panthers in the suburbs around Diablo Valley and as a file clerk in a segregated union hall in Richmond during World War II. Autumn Schoolman, USA TODAY, 1 Aug. 2020 The longest-serving employee started 36 years ago at age 18 as a file clerk and is now the manager of the accounting department. cleveland.com, 16 June 2019 The longest-serving employee started 36 years ago at age 18 as a file clerk and is now the manager of the accounting department. cleveland.com, 16 June 2019 Her father is a file clerk and her mother is a data entry clerk. New York Times, 13 May 2018 Rose from filing clerk at a Calcutta trading company to chairman of the London Metal Exchange. Fortune, 26 Dec. 2017 Soskin worked at a segregated union hall as a file clerk during World War II. Cailey Rizzo, PEOPLE.com, 20 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of file clerk

1919, in the meaning defined above

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“File clerk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/file%20clerk. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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