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boilermaker

[ boi-ler-mey-ker ]

noun

  1. a person employed to make and repair boilers or other heavy metal items.
  2. whiskey with beer as a chaser.


boilermaker

/ ˈbɔɪləˌmeɪkə /

noun

  1. a person who works with metal in heavy industry; plater or welder
  2. slang.
    a beer drink consisting of half of draught mild and half of bottled brown ale
  3. slang.
    a drink of whisky followed by a beer chaser


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Word History and Origins

Origin of boilermaker1

First recorded in 1860–65; boiler + maker
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Example Sentences

He was a construction worker, a boilermaker, with 20 years of experience building new power plants and doing repairs.

The bartender had a consolation boilermaker waiting; he gulped half of it before he realized it had been needled with ether.

Near the captain sat his chum, John Barbot, the boilermaker of the isle of Rhe.

This engine of war, an invention of Master Barbot the boilermaker, received the name of the censer.

That same year we lost our old friend Master Barbot, the boilermaker of the isle of Rhe.

In Cunliffe Street, we passed the cottage of a boilermaker, whom I had heard of before.

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