civil engineer


noun

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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civil engineer


noun

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

Derived Forms

civil engineering, noun
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