steel·​work·​er ˈstēl-ˌwər-kər How to pronounce steelworker (audio)
: a person who works in steel and especially in the manufacturing of it

Examples of steelworker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The top vote-getter, with 41% in unofficial totals, was Peter Chico, a police officer in the South Chicago district and the grandson of a South Chicago steelworker. John Byrne, Chicago Tribune, 28 Feb. 2023 The extractive industry employs nearly two-thirds of the city’s work force, many of whom live in Soviet-stye block tenements, some adorned with towering mosaics of steelworkers. Finbarr O’Reilly, New York Times, 29 Mar. 2023 But steelworkers, these big, bruising people, were more focused on railroads and bridges, not lightweight cans. Leo Deluca, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 July 2023 Former Gary mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, the daughter of a steelworker and homemaker, didn’t have the luxury of attending an elite private school or a family member who could provide a legacy admission to an Ivy League school. Carole Carlson, Chicago Tribune, 29 June 2023 His mother was a schoolteacher, his father a farmer and steelworker. Harrison Smith,, 15 June 2023 Harder to replace: dancers, stonemasons and steelworkers. David Ingram, NBC News, 16 May 2023 The content of the pictures was guided by the needs of the commission: to go to cities where mills were closing, and to photograph the mills, the cities, and the steelworkers. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 17 Feb. 2023 The other is the daughter of a steelworker father and a seamstress mother. Adriana Pérez, Chicago Tribune, 23 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of steelworker was in 1857

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“Steelworker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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