pipe fitting


Definition of pipe fitting 

1 : the work of a pipe fitter

2 : a piece (such as a coupling or elbow) used to connect pipes or as accessory to a pipe

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Amtrak usually sends at least six workers, including a mechanic, a pipe fitter, a welder, an electrician and a signals specialist for each opening in case there is an issue. Paul Berger, WSJ, "Portal Bridge Project Faces Uphill Funding Battle," 2 June 2018 Instead, her husband lost his pipe fitter job in the housing crash, and the bank that promised to modify their mortgage foreclosed. Patricia Borns, USA TODAY, "The Great Recession was a big step backward for black homeowners," 24 Feb. 2018 Strickland, a Navy veteran, moved to the county in 1973 and worked as a truck mechanic and then as an industrial pipe fitter until he was laid off in 2009. Jenna Johnson, Washington Post, "For those in the Party of Trump, the Republicans — not the president — are to blame," 18 Sep. 2017 After the trial, Wright and his family packed up and moved to Argo, Ill., where Wright attended Argo High School and later went on to work as a pipe fitter. Breanna Edwards, The Root, "Simeon Wright, Cousin Who Witnessed Emmett Till’s Kidnapping the Night of Till’s Brutal Murder, Dies at 74," 5 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of pipe fitting

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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