steel·​work·​er | \ ˈstēl-ˌwər-kər How to pronounce steelworker (audio) \

Definition of steelworker

: a person who works in steel and especially in the manufacturing of it

Examples of steelworker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web James Ellwood Lane, the son of James Johnson, a Bethlehem Steel Corp. steelworker, and his wife, Grace Lane Johnson, a housekeeper, was born in Baltimore and raised on Pine Street. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, "James E. Lane, veteran, electrician and contractor, dies," 17 Oct. 2019 His mother was Anna Maria Holthaus, daughter of a German steelworker who emigrated from the Ruhr to work in the Pittsburgh mills., "Deaths in Central Florida: 11/22," 22 Nov. 2019 In all, 75 people died, including 33 Mohawk steelworkers from the nearby Kahnawake reserve. Wired, "It’s Time to Push Tech Forward, and Rebuild What It Broke," 15 Oct. 2019 The cost is more than 13 times the typical salary of a steelworker, according to Labor Department data. Taylor Telford, Washington Post, "Trump order for federal purchases of iron and steel may come too late to lift U.S. metals producers," 15 July 2019 Researchers once assumed manganese posed hazards only for steelworkers. Michael Hawthorne,, "Manganese pollution in Southeast Side yards prompts new EPA probe," 9 May 2018 Private-sector employees — steelworkers, plumbers, carpenters — do just that. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: ‘A Day Without Republicans’: a film for blue state taxpayers," 27 Oct. 2019 Some groups, say steelworkers and their bosses, will see increased disposable income. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: Time to explain the basics of trade," 15 Sep. 2019 Dozens of African-American extras showed up courtesy of then-Mayor Harold Washington’s campaign organization; dozens of white extras, Rassbach says, volunteered for duty through a South Side steelworkers local. Michael Phillips,, "‘The Killing Floor,’ an unsung Chicago labor story, returns Saturday in a 4k digital edition," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of steelworker

1857, in the meaning defined above

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10 Dec 2019

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“Steelworker.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of steelworker

US : a person who works at a place where steel is made

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