civil engineer

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noun

a person who designs public works, as roads, bridges, canals, dams, and harbors, or supervises their construction or maintenance.

Nearby words

  1. civil day,
  2. civil death,
  3. civil defence,
  4. civil defense,
  5. civil disobedience,
  6. civil engineering,
  7. civil law,
  8. civil libertarian,
  9. civil liberties,
  10. civil liberty

Origin of civil engineer

First recorded in 1785–95

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British Dictionary definitions for civil engineer

civil engineer

noun

a person qualified to design, construct, and maintain public works, such as roads, bridges, harbours, etc
Derived Formscivil engineering, noun

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