Definition of plumber in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈplʌmə/


A person who fits and repairs the pipes, fittings, and other apparatus of water supply, sanitation, or heating systems.
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'.

Words that rhyme with plumber

bummer, comer, drummer, hummer, midsummer, mummer, rummer, strummer, summa, summer

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