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electrician

[ih-lek-trish-uh n, ee-lek-]
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noun
  1. a person who installs, operates, maintains, or repairs electric devices or electrical wiring.
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Origin of electrician

An Americanism dating back to 1745–55; electric + -ian
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  • India-rubber had been tried by Jacobi, the Russian electrician, as far back as 1811.

  • These, also, make easier and bolder the electrician's tasks.

  • The electrician put his hand in his pocket, hesitated, and then withdrew it, empty.

    Cap'n Eri

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • It was very quiet in the room when the electrician answered.

    Cap'n Eri

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • The Captain glanced from the electrician to Miss Preston and back again.

    Cap'n Eri

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for electrician

electrician

noun
  1. a person whose occupation is the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical devices
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Word Origin and History for electrician

n.

1751, "scientist concerned with electricity;" 1869 as "technician concerned with electrical systems;" see electric + -ian.

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