- a person employed to make and repair boilers or other heavy metal items.
- whiskey with beer as a chaser.
Origin of boilermaker
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- a person who works with metal in heavy industry; plater or welder
- British slang a beer drink consisting of half of draught mild and half of bottled brown ale
- US slang a drink of whisky followed by a beer chaser
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Word Origin and History for boilermaker
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