Definition of boilermaker in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbɔɪləmeɪkə


  • 1A worker who makes metal boilers for generating steam.
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    • One worker, a boilermaker who left his wife and children in Johannesburg under the impression he had a family visa, went public about his predicament last Wednesday.
    • Often treated as a separate craft in the open shop, welders are supplied by several unions in the organized sector, such as the boilermakers, plumbers and pipefitters' and ironworkers' unions.
    • There was for instance a building engineer, a boilermaker, two motor mechanics, and a television programme coordinator.
  • 1.1A metalworker in heavy industry.
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    • These are the homes of your honest artisans - labourers, boilermakers, factory hands and motor mechanics.
    • I know top students who decided to become welders, or auto mechanics, or boilermakers, or chefs - because they loved working with their hands as well as their heads.
    • I mean, if a Bengali weaver, a Jamaican fisherman and an Aussie boilermaker came together, they would all have at least one topic to talk about.
  • 2North American A shot of whisky followed immediately by a glass of beer as a chaser.
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    • Remember the night I put away seven boilermakers while in the presence of a naval officer?
    • The two guys with me had been way generous with the boilermakers.
    • You were virtually assured there would be at least a couple of men in there quaffing boilermakers who would be just tickled purple to defend a scared kid.

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