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boilermaker Line breaks: boiler|maker
Pronunciation: /ˈbɔɪləmeɪkə/

Definition of boilermaker in English:


1A worker who makes metal boilers for generating steam.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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