steam·​fit·​ter ˈstēm-ˌfi-tər How to pronounce steamfitter (audio)
: one that installs or repairs equipment (such as steam pipes) for heating, ventilating, or refrigerating systems
steam fitting noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Her mother, Catherine (Jones) McGuiness, taught elementary school, and her father, Edward, was a steamfitter. Neil Genzlinger,, 20 Aug. 2022 White, a former steamfitter who went on to make millions of dollars as the owner of an HVAC company, has already dropped $4 million of his own money into the race, according to a campaign official. Teny Sahakian, Fox News, 26 Feb. 2022 O’Donnell grew up in Danbury and turned his natural mechanical skills into a career as a union steamfitter, impressing his colleagues, families and friends with his confidence and charisma, according to his obituary. Zach Murdock,, 19 Nov. 2020 Vernon Hamilton Walker, son of Robert Hamilton Walker, a steamfitter, and his wife, Doris Wagner Walker Clements, a bookkeeper, was born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, 28 Sep. 2020 His neighbors included a bus driver, a police officer and a steamfitter. Joseph Barbato, Washington Post, 14 Aug. 2020 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, 13 Aug. 2019 Federal data indicates plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters have a median pay of about $52,590. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 13 Mar. 2019 An online obituary shows Hancock was a member of a local steamfitters union. Yvonne Wenger,, 8 June 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of steamfitter was in 1864

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Cite this Entry

“Steamfitter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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