trou·​ble·​shoot·​er | \ ˈtrə-bəl-ˌshü-tər How to pronounce troubleshooter (audio) \

Definition of troubleshooter

1 : a skilled worker employed to locate trouble and make repairs in machinery and technical equipment
2 : an expert in resolving diplomatic or political disputes : a mediator of disputes that are at an impasse
3 : a person skilled at solving or anticipating problems or difficulties

Examples of troubleshooter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In New York business and government circles, Mr. Ellinghaus became a man-in-the-news troubleshooter. New York Times, 5 Jan. 2022 And if a troubleshooter can't help, the elections department partners with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to have a deputy sent out. Rachel Leingang, The Arizona Republic, 19 Oct. 2020 His family moved around the Northwest, where his father worked as a troubleshooter for struggling grocery stores. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, 9 Sep. 2020 Serve as a technical problem-solver/troubleshooter involving daily telephone contact with the ACO and periodic travel. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, 15 Nov. 2019 Teams of mechanics and technical troubleshooters were assembled. Geoff Manaugh, The New Yorker, 30 Dec. 2019 After leaving the Fed, Volcker took on assignments as a troubleshooter. Christopher S. Rugaber, The Denver Post, 9 Dec. 2019 After leaving the Fed, Volcker took on assignments as a troubleshooter. Paul Wiseman, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Dec. 2019 After leaving the Fed, Volcker took on assignments as a troubleshooter. Christopher Rugaber, Twin Cities, 9 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of troubleshooter

1905, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Troubleshooter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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