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 Her father was a steelworker and her mother was a minister. Washington Post, "Phyllis McGuire, star of popular 1950s vocal trio the McGuire Sisters, dies at 89," 3 Jan. 2021 Born in Middletown, Ohio, on Valentine's Day in 1931, Phyllis Jean McGuire was the youngest daughter of Asa McGuire, a steelworker, and Lillie McGuire, a minister in the First Church of God. Abid Rahman, Billboard, "Phyllis McGuire, Last of Singing McGuire Sisters, Dies at 89," 31 Dec. 2020 His father was a steelworker and his mother was a homemaker. Emily Langer, Washington Post, "Bill Pelke, anti-death penalty activist with passion forged in grief, dies at 73," 18 Nov. 2020 An auditorium inside is decorated with a mural painted, in the late sixties, by a steelworker named J. J. Janiec. Dan Kaufman, The New Yorker, "Will Trump’s Broken Promises to Working-Class Voters Cost Him the Election?," 31 Oct. 2020 Though Walter grew up in a pro-labor household — his father was the longtime president of a steelworker’s union — the Wobblies’ experience in Spokane wasn’t part of his young consciousness. Mark Athitakis, Los Angeles Times, "How Jess Walter went from Hollywood satirist to Steinbeck’s modern heir," 27 Oct. 2020 That group included two Northeast Ohioans, a steelworker and a boutique owner, who attended as Biden’s guests. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, "Messy presidential debate marred by interruptions, insults: Capitol Letter," 30 Sep. 2020 Biden invited two Ohioans as guests: A union steelworker, James Evanoff Jr,. John Fritze, USA TODAY, "Live: President Trump and Joe Biden square off in first presidential debate," 29 Sep. 2020 Jay Alfonso, a steelworker in Pittsburg, makes sure to wear a mask when going to work in the mill, but is worried about the long-term health effects of breathing in the smoke. Mallory Moench,, "‘It's like we're living on Mars’: Air pollution chokes Bay Area skies, increasing COVID-19 concerns," 24 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of steelworker

1857, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2021

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“Steelworker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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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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