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[ri-pair-man, -muh n] /rɪˈpɛərˌmæn, -mən/
noun, plural repairmen
[ri-pair-men, -muh n] /rɪˈpɛərˌmɛn, -mən/ (Show IPA)
a person whose occupation is the making of repairs, readjustments, etc.
Origin of repairman
First recorded in 1870-75; repair1 + man1
Usage note
See -man. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The repairman should choose the one which he considers most suitable for his shop.

  • The repairman should be very slow in adjusting generator outputs.

  • "Let's try it," the repairman said, plugging the cord into a wall socket.

  • "Only the picture—" the repairman paused, trying to find the right phrase.

  • "Watching it this way could get to be a fad," the repairman said, at last, almost inaudibly.

  • The repairman consulted his notebook, and moved to stand in front of the screen.

  • In delivering a chair to the repairman to bottom he should be made to give a re-seat for it.

  • He was the only person besides the repairman at Sam Clark's who understood plumbing.

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis
  • The removal of the bottom plate of the engine enables the repairman to see if the main bearings are worn unduly.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The repairman next turns his attention to fitting the ring in the cylinder itself.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
British Dictionary definitions for repairman


noun (pl) -men
a man whose job it is to repair machines, appliances, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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