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steeplejack

[ stee-puhl-jak ]
/ ˈsti pəlˌdʒæk /
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noun
a person who climbs steeples, towers, or the like, to build or repair them.
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Origin of steeplejack

First recorded in 1880–85; steeple + jack1
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British Dictionary definitions for steeplejack

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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