steeplejack

[ stee-puh l-jak ]
/ ˈsti pəlˌdʒæk /

noun

a person who climbs steeples, towers, or the like, to build or repair them.

Origin of steeplejack

First recorded in 1880–85; steeple + jack1
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steeplejack

/ (ˈstiːpəlˌdʒæk) /

noun

a person trained and skilled in the construction and repair of steeples, chimneys, etc

Word Origin for steeplejack

C19: from steeple + jack 1 (in the sense: a man or fellow)
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