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

Examples of welder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The worker, who worked as a welder, has a one-year-old son who was born with respiratory problems. Faiz Siddiqui, Washington Post, "Tesla fires three more, overriding guidance allowing workers to stay home during pandemic," 1 July 2020 My dad is a welder and spends his work days shaping metal to his will. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "The Outdoor Life Father’s Day Gift Guide," 1 June 2020 Shelton was born in Wyoming but grew up in Glennallen before becoming a welder. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "City of Palmer investigating police chief’s past inflammatory social media posts," 8 Apr. 2020 To create the stands for stations, the Carrolls worked with a welder who previously made games used at events. Ashton Nichols, Dallas News, "This Dallas couple’s business disappeared overnight. So they pivoted to survive," 19 May 2020 Mark Daniel, a 26-year-old former welder who’d been paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident at 18, was rushing down a ramp at the venue when his wheelchair caught on a post. John Brant, Popular Mechanics, "At the Bionic Olympics, Engineers and Athletes Make Miracles," 27 Apr. 2020 The whale bones then went to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, where they were assembled and attached to a steel frame created by a local welder in Long Beach. Jamie Hale | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "The sad, smelly story behind a beloved gray whale skeleton in Long Beach," 22 Dec. 2019 Genz partnered with a welder in Chisago City to outfit the rest of the boat. Steve Hoffman / Forum News Service, Twin Cities, "Minnesota angler’s ‘Holy Boat’ utilizes ice-fishing tactics in the summertime," 22 June 2019 Chris, the son and grandson of farmers, got a job as a welder but longed to return to the farm. Annie Gowen, Washington Post, "‘I’m gonna lose everything’," 9 Nov. 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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11 Jul 2020

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“Welder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/welder. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of welder

: a person whose job is to weld materials together

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