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wireman

[wahyuh r-muh n]
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noun, plural wire·men.
  1. a person who installs and maintains electric wiring.
  2. Slang. a professional wiretapper.

Origin of wireman

First recorded in 1540–50; wire + -man
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Examples from the Web for wireman

Historical Examples

  • Alderman Sweater then suggested that a suitable honorarium be voted to Mr Wireman for his services.

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

    Robert Tressell

  • Some wireman on the third floor came in half drunk a few minutes ago.


British Dictionary definitions for wireman

wireman

noun plural -men
  1. mainly US a person who installs and maintains electric wiring, cables, etc
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