Plumber definition

plŭmər
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(slang) An employee assigned to investigate and stop leaks of sensitive information.
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One that installs and repairs pipes and plumbing.
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A skilled worker who installs and repairs pipes, fixtures, etc., as of water, drainage, or gas systems in a building.
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The definition of a plumber is a professional who installs, repairs or works with pipes and water supplies.

The person who comes and installs your toilet is an example of a plumber.

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One who works in or with lead.
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One who furnishes, fits, and repairs pipes and other apparatus for the conveyance of water, gas, or drainage.
  • One who installs piping for potable and waste water.
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(UK) 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.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
plumber
Plural:
plumbers

Origin of plumber

  • Middle English plummer from Old French plomier from Latin plumbārius lead worker from Latin plumbum lead

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French plummier (French plombier); from Latin plumbum (“lead or lead shot").

    From Wiktionary