steeplejack

noun stee·ple·jack \ -ˌjak \

Definition of steeplejack

:a person whose work is building smokestacks, towers, or steeples or climbing up the outside of them to paint and make repairs

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First Known Use of steeplejack

1852


STEEPLEJACK Defined for English Language Learners

steeplejack

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Definition of steeplejack for English Language Learners

  • : a person who repairs chimneys, towers, etc.


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