shipfitter

noun ship·fit·ter \ ˈship-ˌfi-tər \

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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1941

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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