gasman

[gas-man]
noun, plural gas·men.
  1. a person who works for a company that sells or distributes household gas, especially a person who goes from building to building reading gas meters to determine what charge is to be billed.
  2. a person who produces, distributes, or sells gas for industrial or commercial use.
  3. gas fitter.
  4. Mining. fire boss.

Origin of gasman

First recorded in 1815–25; gas + man1
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gasman

noun plural -men
  1. a man employed to read household gas meters, supervise gas fittings, etc
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