• synonyms


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.
Show More

Origin of gasman

First recorded in 1815–25; gas + man1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for gasman

Historical Examples of gasman

  • Ditto George, the gasman, steadiest and most reliable man I ever employed.

    The Letters of Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens

  • There is the Gasman, and man who inspects the water-meter, and the Iceman, and the Plumber.

    The Idiot at Home

    John Kendrick Bangs

  • Scott and the gasman are stricken with dumb concern, not having received one single letter from home since they left.

  • Scott is in tears, and George the gasman is suborning people to go and clean the hall, which is a marvel of dirt.

  • "The more you want of the master, the more you'll find in him," said the gasman employed about his readings.

British Dictionary definitions for gasman


noun plural -men
  1. a man employed to read household gas meters, supervise gas fittings, etc
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012