plumber

noun
plumb·​er | \ ˈplə-mər \

Definition of plumber 

1 : a dealer or worker in lead
2 : one who installs, repairs, and maintains piping, fittings, and fixtures involved in the distribution and use of water in a building
3 : a person whose job is to prevent or put an end to leaks of sensitive information

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Nichols acknowledges that experts span a broad range of professions, from academics to plumbers and auto mechanics. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "First thing we do, let’s kill all the experts," 21 Oct. 2018 Prior to his retirement, Joe was employed for over 20 years as a plumber by the town of East Hartford-Board of Education. courant.com, "Joseph M. McCarthy," 29 Mar. 2018 Repair and installation basics Experienced DIY plumbers should begin by giving themselves a thorough understanding of the appliance. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "How To Fix a Water Heater, Or Install a New One," 14 Nov. 2018 The Best Choice for Ordinary Folks Not everybody who uses pliers has the hand and forearm strength of a plumber or an electrician. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "You Know What Makes a Great Stocking Stuffer? Pliers.," 29 Nov. 2018 In addition to long hours for retail workers, Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers. Amina Lake Abdelrahman, Good Housekeeping, "9 Fascinating Facts About Black Friday History," 21 Aug. 2018 In 2015, Homesense Heating and Cooling acquired the building and spent more than $1 million to redevelop it into Refinery 46, a co-working space for home service providers such as electricians and plumbers. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Double 8 grocery stores: Here's what they are now," 1 May 2018 Much like how plumbers, electricians, and other tradesmen install and service other equipment in a home. Tom Warren, The Verge, "Former Alexa smart home chief and Windows Media Center founder joins Control4," 2 Aug. 2018 And those who live and work here had the same problems, along with closed schools, canceled surgeries at hospitals and long wait times to schedule plumbers. Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com, "Spirit adding nonstop flight from New Orleans to Atlantic City in April," 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of plumber

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for plumber

Middle English, from Anglo-French plummer, plomner, from Latin plumbarius, from plumbum

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plumber

noun

English Language Learners Definition of plumber

: a person whose job is to install or repair sinks, toilets, water pipes, etc.

plumber

noun
plumb·​er | \ ˈplə-mər \

Kids Definition of plumber

: a person who installs or repairs plumbing

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