steam·​fit·​ter | \ ˈstēm-ˌfi-tər How to pronounce steamfitter (audio) \

Definition of steamfitter

: one that installs or repairs equipment (such as steam pipes) for heating, ventilating, or refrigerating systems

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steam fitting noun

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Recent Examples on the Web The event took place at a plumbers-and-steamfitters union hall, in a stuffy room crammed with coalition members, the general public, campaign staff, and press. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, "Why Joe Biden’s Gaffes Matter," 13 Aug. 2019 Federal data indicates plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters have a median pay of about $52,590. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson," 13 Mar. 2019 An online obituary shows Hancock was a member of a local steamfitters union. Yvonne Wenger,, "Investigation into fatal trench collapse at Baltimore park could take weeks," 8 June 2018 Employment of plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters, for instance, is projected to grow 16 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Kerry Hannon, New York Times, "Tired of Your Cubicle? Try a Trade," 5 Apr. 2018 His father was a jack of all trades — working variously as a candymaker and steamfitter, among other jobs, during the Depression. Adam Bernstein, Washington Post, "Larry Elgart, big-band leader with unlikely 1980s smash, ‘Hooked on Swing,’ dies at 95," 1 Sep. 2017 Larry worked as a steamfitter then later a cement finisher. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Elaborate themed parties are couple's specialty," 29 July 2017 Roper was raised in the Pink Houses, a housing project on Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn; before he was injured, her father had been a steamfitter for Con Edison. Dinitia Smith, Daily Intelligencer, "Straight Outta Queens," 30 June 2017 After working as a steamfitter, welding while hanging off bridges and overpasses, Ferreira decided to take the exam to become a police officer. Frank Eltman, The Denver Post, "Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department," 24 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of steamfitter

1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Steamfitter.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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