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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Morrison was born in Lorain, Ohio, in 1931, the daughter of a welder and a homemaker who encouraged her to read literature and taught her folktales and spirituals at home. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "Remembering the Peerless Toni Morrison," 6 Aug. 2019 The refugees at Elliott hail from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Rwanda, and their former jobs include a math professor, electrician, welder and human resources professional. Dallas News, "You’re hired! Refugees, who work here legally, can help dent Dallas-Fort Worth’s labor shortage," 7 July 2019 Antonio Pringle, 36, was hired as a welder for $18 an hour. Don Lee, latimes.com, "Casualty of trade war: Chinese investments in U.S. grind to a halt, blocking new jobs," 1 July 2019 Alevizopoulos, the welder, says his life has drastically changed for the better since then. By Vivienne Walt, Fortune, "Boxed In at the Docks: How a Lifeline From China Changed Greece," 22 July 2019 This rocket was designed to use exotic metals that could only be made to produce a greater collective strength by the skill of the Apollo 11 welders. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: One small step for man began with giant leaps of faith of many (7/20/19)," 21 July 2019 Days before the disappearance, Joseph McStay accused Merritt — a welder who helped build custom water fountains for McStay’s company — of owing him thousands of dollars. Alene Tchekmedyian, latimes.com, "Jury recommends death for man convicted in McStay family murders," 24 June 2019 His mother had now married the welder, and Joe moved in with them in the hills outside Auburn. Tribune News Service, oregonlive.com, "The Man in the Window: Is this the childhood of a serial killer? (Part One)," 22 June 2019 The median pay was $41,380 per year in 2018 for the category of welders, cutters, solderers and brazers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "These women are turning to welding for a financial spark," 6 June 2019

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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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