[ wel-der ]

  1. a person who unites or fuses pieces of metal by hammering, compressing, or the like, usually after softening them by heat: Our machinists and welders take your metal project from 3D image to the real thing.

  2. a tool or machine used to unite or fuse pieces of metal: The portable spot welder is connected by a long cable so you can take it to wherever it’s needed.

  1. a person or thing that unites other people or things harmoniously: She’s a great welder of ideas, writing in a way that revives the best from the past and applies it to today’s issues.

Origin of welder

First recorded in 1805–15; weld1 + -er1
  • Rarely weld·or .

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