wire·​man ˈwī(-ə)r-mən How to pronounce wireman (audio)
: a maker of or worker with wire
especially : lineman sense 1

Examples of wireman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Three Metro-North employees — a wireman, a carpenter foreman and an electrical foreman — were suspended without pay pending disciplinary hearings. chicagotribune.com, 25 Sep. 2020 The Metro-North workers — a wireman, carpenter foreman and an electrical foreman — have been suspended without pay pending disciplinary hearings. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 24 Sep. 2020 Hibben, 87, received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his heroism while serving as a wireman and radioman in the Marine Corps. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, 28 May 2018 His actions that day saved the lives of three other wiremen and earned Maxwell, 97, a Medal of Honor, the United States' highest award for military valor during combat. Lori Tobias, OregonLive.com, 30 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wireman was circa 1548

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“Wireman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wireman. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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