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noun, plural plumb·er·ies.
  1. a plumber's workshop.
  2. the work or trade of a plumber.
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Origin of plumbery

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Old French word plommerie. See plumber, -ry
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Historical Examples of plumbery

  • On the north side, between the cloister and the church, is the plumbery.

    The Cathedrals of Great Britain

    P. H. Ditchfield

  • He now accepted an engagement as manager of a plumbery establishment in Dunfermline, where he continued two years.

British Dictionary definitions for plumbery


noun plural -eries
  1. the workshop of a plumber
  2. another word for plumbing (def. 1)
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