or trou·ble-shoot·er

[ truhb-uhl-shoo-ter ]
/ ˈtrʌb əlˌʃu tər /


a person with special skill in resolving disputes, impasses, etc., as in business, national, or international affairs: a diplomatic troubleshooter in the Middle East.
an expert in discovering and eliminating the cause of trouble in mechanical equipment, power lines, etc.

Origin of troubleshooter

First recorded in 1900–05; trouble + shooter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for troubleshooter

/ (ˈtrʌbəlˌʃuːtə) /


a person who locates the cause of trouble and removes or treats it

Derived forms of troubleshooter

troubleshooting, noun, adjective
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