wire·​man | \ ˈwī(-ə)r-mən How to pronounce wireman (audio) \

Definition of wireman

1 : 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, "New York City railroad workers accused of building secret ‘man cave’ under Grand Central Terminal," 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, "Workers accused of building secret "man cave" under NYC's Grand Central Terminal," 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, "Aurora honors heroes for 'friendship, bravery and commitment' during Memorial Day service, parade," 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, "WWII vet honored in Newport as U.S. 20 becomes Medal of Honor Highway," 30 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of wireman

circa 1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wireman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wireman. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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