Definition of plumber in English:


Syllabification: plumb·er
Pronunciation: /ˈpləmər


A person who installs and repairs the pipes and fittings of water supply, sanitation, or heating systems.
More example sentences
  • When the plumber fitted the new central heating/water system he fitted a manual shower mixer tap for us.
  • It became apparent there was too much water for the plumber to pump away, so the fire brigade was called in.
  • Four plumbers have told me that the main line is clogged with roots, and they want thousands of dollars to replace it.


late Middle English (originally denoting a person dealing in and working with lead): from Old French plommier, from Latin plumbarius, from plumbum 'lead'.

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