or trou·ble-shoot·er

[ truhb-uhl-shoo-ter ]
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  1. an expert in discovering and eliminating the cause of problems or malfunctions in software, mechanical equipment, power lines, etc.: An experienced troubleshooter can make power outages much shorter.

  2. a person with special skill in resolving disputes, impasses, etc., as in business, national, or international affairs: She's worked as a diplomatic troubleshooter in the Middle East.

Origin of troubleshooter

First recorded in 1900–05; trouble + shooter

Words Nearby troubleshooter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use troubleshooter in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for troubleshooter


/ (ˈtrʌbəlˌʃuːtə) /

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

Derived forms of troubleshooter

  • troubleshooting, noun, adjective

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