pipe fitter


: a worker who installs and repairs piping

Examples of pipe fitter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also on the skeleton crew is Elise Smelser, a pipe fitter who grew up near the factory and began working there in 1999, training under the supervision of her father. Jeanne Whalen, Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2023 One patient, Edward J. Nevin, a 75-year-old retired pipe fitter, died. Ed Shanahan, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Sep. 2022 His father, Paul, was a pipe fitter in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 23 Dec. 2022 In the mid-two-thousands, Lőrinc Mészáros, one of Orbán’s childhood friends, was a pipe fitter receiving welfare checks; shortly after Orbán returned to power, in 2010, Mészáros became the richest person in Hungary. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, 27 June 2022 As a young man, Bruce Nukapigak had worked at the Alpine facility as an apprentice electrician and pipe fitter and felt familiar with the risks inherent in oil drilling. Joshua Partlow, Anchorage Daily News, 27 June 2022 Hernández, who's lived in Carbon for roughly 25 years and now works as a pipe fitter, attempted to go back, but the roads had been closed as a thick, black smoke overtook the area. Christina Maxouris, CNN, 27 Mar. 2022 His father, Chris, who worked for a time as a pipe fitter and then at a family printing business, was more of a wallflower but had an adventurous spirit. Ted Alcorn, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2021 Students who complete the two-year program can earn dual credits and certificates, giving them a jump start toward a high-paying career as a pipe fitter, ironworker or other industrial jobs. Carole Carlson, chicagotribune.com, 26 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pipe fitter was in 1860

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“Pipe fitter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pipe%20fitter. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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pipe fitter

: a person who installs and repairs piping
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