re·​pair·​man | \ ri-ˈper-ˌman How to pronounce repairman (audio) , -mən\

Definition of repairman

: one who repairs specifically : one whose occupation is to make repairs in a mechanism

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And in the Mediterranean resort town of Monastir, Jewish sewing machine repairman Simon Slama is running with the Islamist party Ennahdha. Washington Post, "Tunisia holds 1st local election since 2011 Arab Spring," 6 May 2018 Basket-making became professionalized and specialized, with weavers — distinguished for the first time from growers, preparers, salespeople and repairmen — laboring side by side in workshops. Deborah Needleman, New York Times, "The Enduring Appeal of: Baskets," 15 Feb. 2018 But visiting foreigners cannot see her house, a building that has not seen repairs for decades, and so the painters and the repairmen passed it by. Ivan Nechepurenko, New York Times, "Peeking Around Corners in the World Cup’s Provincial Cities," 14 July 2018 The offender called at a caravan in Woodlands Estate, Blean, on May 7 pretending to be a mobile home repairman. Jay Akbar, Fox News, "Police release bizarre composite of suspected 'conman' wearing comically large sunglasses," 26 May 2018 Craig Koblitz, 62, a yacht repairman who lives across the street, said some neighbors had suspected him of burglarizing a nearby house a few years ago. Richard Fausset And Serge F. Kovaleski, New York Times, "Nikolas Cruz, Florida Shooting Suspect, Showed ‘Every Red Flag’," 15 Feb. 2018 Kong Xiangbao, a machinery repairman, fretted that his salary could suffer if fewer cars are made for export. The Economist, "China considers its response to Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs," 23 June 2018 The movie’s romantic escapism gets just enough lift from a smart, vulnerable Diane Lane as Pearl, Viggo Mortensen’s uncomplicated seductiveness as Walker and the sincerity of Liev Schreiber as Pearl’s clueless TV repairman husband, Marty., "World premiere musical ‘Walk on the Moon’ in S.F. mostly captures spirit of 1969," 16 June 2018 The two initially met while working together as telephone-pole repairmen, Shulenski said. Washington Post, "Suspect in deputy killing dropped off near where body found," 27 Apr. 2018

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of repairman

: a person (especially a man) whose job is to repair things

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