Definition of shipfitter
1 : one that fits together the structural members of ships and puts them into position for riveting or welding
2 : a naval enlisted man who works in sheet metal and performs the work of a plumber aboard ship
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Then, again, electricians, machinists, shipfitters, pipefitters.
After 25 years as a boilermaker, shipfitter and welder, photographer Joseph Blum knows his way around construction sites.
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