Definition of wireman in English:


Syllabification: wire·man
Pronunciation: /ˈwīrˌmən

noun (plural wiremen)

  • 1chiefly US An electrician.
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    • A journeyman electrician or wireman will still be responsible for answering to the job foreman, contractor or building foreman throughout the job.
    • Under the direct supervision of journeymen wiremen, the apprentice will learn the skills associated with being an electrician.
    • Now certain companies have come into existence which employee residential wiremen to serve their customers.
  • 2A journalist working for a news agency.
  • 3 informal A professional wiretapper.
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    • He looked at the military, taking time off as an undergraduate to serve as a rifleman and wireman in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, and receiving a promotion to corporal.

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