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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There are female plumbers, taxi-drivers and bartenders. The Economist, "How a victorious Bashar al-Assad is changing Syria," 28 June 2018 That is a huge departure from construction sites, where unions representing plumbers, electricians, carpenters and various other trades each control their piece of the building process. Conor Dougherty, New York Times, "Piece by Piece, a Factory-Made Answer for a Housing Squeeze," 7 June 2018 Ask any principal of a vocational school who is recruiting teachers who can prepare students for traditional jobs like auto mechanic, plumber, aviation mechanic and those needed for advanced manufacturing. WSJ, "Time for Vocational Education Renaissance," 23 May 2018 The biggest violators, in Pakenham’s experience, are plumbers, electricians, and carpenters. Elizabeth Royte, Daily Intelligencer, "George Pakenham is waging a one-man war on air pollution on the Upper West Side.," 10 July 2018 At 323 cubic feet of cargo space, the NV high roof is move-in ready, although most users will be commercial businesses, plumbers, electricians, dog washers, etc. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Nissan NV 3500 High Roof: The sky is the limit," 1 June 2018 But the expense of hiring plumbers, electricians and carpenters has skyrocketed in the city. J.k. Dineen, San Francisco Chronicle, "SF’s La Cocina Tenderloin marketplace project hits roadblock," 5 May 2018 Maciejewski still works full time as a journeyman plumber, Marquardt said, so the men are focused on making sausage and staffing the shop between just the two of them. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Sausage Co. finds a spot in local culture," 26 June 2018 Job opportunities, yeah. My plumber’s doing very well. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Obama administration Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Recode Decode," 21 June 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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