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.

    Etymology: [F. plombier. See Plumb.]


  1. plumber(Noun)

    One who works in lead.

    Etymology: From plummier (French plombier); from plumbum.

  2. plumber(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From plummier (French plombier); from plumbum.

  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.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.

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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. Sandy Halperin:

    Help! cNN World -- you're listening to me right now...Help! What are you going to do if you're a legislator, physician, plumber, educator...it's not about me, Sandy Halperin, it's about the Alzheimer's effort!

  2. Mike Mayo:

    BNY Mellon is the plumber to mutual funds and capital markets, there are a couple of broken pipes, but it doesn't seem like a systemwide issue ... It might not be evidence, but this is a reminder that BNY needs to further upgrade its technology platform.

  3. John McCain:

    I would like to mention that a couple days ago Senator Obama was out in Ohio and he had an encounter with a guy who's a plumber, his name is Joe Wurzelbacher.

  4. Walt Thompson:

    I would interview the physical therapist or fitness instructor just like I would interview a plumber, an electrician or a doctor, i would ask questions like, 'What is your education?' ... 'What is your certification?' 'What kind of experience do you have?' 'Have you worked with somebody like me?'.

  5. 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.

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