weld·​er | \ ˈwel-dər How to pronounce welder (audio) \

Definition of welder

: one that welds: such as
a : a person whose work is welding
b : a machine used in welding

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Welding-equipment maker Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. recently opened a 130,000-square-foot training center in Cleveland, Ohio, as part of a $30 million initiative to train new welders and expand the skills of existing ones. Austen Hufford, WSJ, "Companies Ramp Up Worker-Retraining Efforts," 2 Sep. 2018 Mapes said upgrading welders' skills is a must in an industry that is increasingly becoming high tech. Olivera Perkins, cleveland.com, "Lincoln Electric opens $30 million Welding Technology & Training Center in Euclid," 22 Mar. 2018 The dream of the couple, who are engaged, is for Cheyenne to get a job working with children and for Mark to find employment as a carpenter or welder. Tracy Saelinger, Woman's Day, "This Nurse Helps New Moms When They're Most Vulnerable," 8 Jan. 2019 Part of its pitch is welders who make $90,000 a year and crane operators who pull in $60,000. Chuck Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "The State of American Trade Schools," 13 Mar. 2019 For three weeks the welder was held without seeing a judge or being able to speak to his family. Christopher Sherman, Fox News, "Arbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in Nicaragua," 10 Aug. 2018 Meanwhile, the National Labor Relations Board turned back a challenge last week to PCC welders' unionization efforts. Mike Rogoway, OregonLive.com, "Warren Buffett defends Precision Castparts amid slow growth, union push," 7 May 2018 His brother John, a welder, fashioned a 17-pound aluminum and copper replica of the hammer that Thor, the Marvel Comics superhero, carried. Pat Borzi, New York Times, "A College World Series Filled With Hog Hats, Hammers and Championship Belts," 23 June 2018 The unemployment rate in Jefferson City is 5.1%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and welders there earn $18.81 an hour. Doug Cameron, WSJ, "Defense Companies Hunt for Scarce Skilled Workers," 28 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of welder

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of welder was circa 1828

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English Language Learners Definition of welder

: a person whose job is to weld materials together

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