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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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 Robots won’t eat all the jobs, says Marco Zappacosta, the CEO and co-founder of Thumbtack, a marketplace for service professionals from plumbers to yoga teachers to personal trainers. Carolyn Said, SFChronicle.com, "Why the robot apocalypse won’t kill all gig economy jobs," 16 June 2018 Most people will accept spending $80/hour on a plumber, but balk at putting a similar price tag on the value of their company’s website. Jenny Knizner, USA TODAY, "Fundamentals of hiring a freelance designer for your business," 19 Mar. 2018 Then a team of plumbers begins restarting the system around St. Patrick’s Day, with the aim of having all outdoor water features back up and running by Memorial Day weekend. Keith Williams, New York Times, "It’s Hot. How Do I Get the Spray Shower at the Park to Work?," 19 June 2018 The full-time employees losing their jobs include electricians, plumbers, carpenters and other skilled tradespeople needed to operate and maintain a large events venue. James B. Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Many long-time Bradley Center workers will not have jobs at the new Bucks arena," 11 May 2018 There are female plumbers, taxi-drivers and bartenders. The Economist, "How a victorious Bashar al-Assad is changing Syria," 28 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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