civil engineer

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

Origin of civil engineer

First recorded in 1785–95
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Examples from the Web for civil engineer

Historical Examples of civil engineer

  • He had, soon afterwards, married the sister of the civil-engineer Ribera.

    The Patriot

    Antonio Fogazzaro

  • A mixture of military and civil-engineer administration and operation is mentioned as unsatisfactory in results.

  • "It seems to me I would rather be a civil-engineer than anything else," answered the boy, a little hesitatingly.

    Campmates

    Kirk Munroe

  • Now, without really knowing anything about it, he thinks he would like to become a civil-engineer.

    Campmates

    Kirk Munroe

  • As civil-engineer, employed on public works, Ribera enjoyed a good salary.

    The Patriot

    Antonio Fogazzaro


British Dictionary definitions for civil engineer

civil engineer

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