What does plumber mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plumber, pipe fitter(noun)

    a craftsman who installs and repairs pipes and fixtures and appliances


  1. Plumber(n.)

    Hence: Any worker who installs or repairs piping and related equipment for conveyance of water, gas, or drainage into or out of buildings, or within buildings to fixtures or equipment using water. The type of material used for the conduits varies with the application, and may be may be of lead, iron, copper, glass, palstic, or other material.

  2. Origin: [F. plombier. See Plumb.]


  1. plumber(Noun)

    One who works in lead.

  2. plumber(Noun)

    One who furnishes, fits, and repairs pipes and other apparatus for the conveyance of water, gas, or drainage.

  3. plumber(Noun)

    In the Royal Navy, nickname for an apprentice, a boy aged 16 to 18, who is trained in technical skills at the Dockyard Schools to become an Artificer.

  4. Origin: From plummier (French plombier); from plumbum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plumber(noun)

    one who works in lead; esp., one who furnishes, fits, and repairs lead, iron, or glass pipes, and other apparatus for the conveyance of water, gas, or drainage in buildings

  2. Origin: [F. plombier. See Plumb.]


  1. Plumber

    A plumber is a tradesperson who specializes in installing and maintaining systems used for potable water, sewage, and drainage in plumbing systems. The term dates from ancient times, and is related to the Latin word for lead, "plumbum."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plumber

    plum′ėr, n. one who works in lead, esp. one who fits into buildings the tanks, pipes, and fittings for conveying water, gas, and sewage.—ns. Plumb′er-block, a metal frame or case for holding the end of a revolving shaft: a pillow-block; Plumb′ery, articles of lead: the business of a plumber: a place for plumbing.

Editors Contribution

  1. Plumber

    A person who installs and maintains plumbing and plumbing systems.

    The plumber installed all the plumbing onsite in the new housing construction.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 6, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plumber in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plumber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of plumber in a Sentence

  1. Woody Allen:

    Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends.

  2. Elliot Budd:

    I'm not a plumber but it's very unlikely for them to come up through the pipes, i wouldn't say it's common but it does happen.

  3. Arnold Schwarzenegger:

    I don't care if they're a plumber, if they're a writer or if they're a teacher, whatever they want to do, as long as they're passionate.

  4. Uwe Neumann:

    If those jobs go, thousands more will follow, everyone here depends on those jobs for a living. The baker, the hairdresser, the plumber, everyone.

  5. Zbigniew Ziobro:

    If he was just a regular guy, a teacher, doctor, plumber, decorator, then I'm sure he'd have been deported from any country to the U.S. a long time ago.

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