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plumb·er

 (plŭm′ər)
n.
1. One that installs and repairs pipes and plumbing.
2. Slang An employee assigned to investigate and stop leaks of sensitive information.

[Middle English plummer, from Old French plomier, from Latin plumbārius, lead worker, from Latin plumbum, lead.]

plumber

(ˈplʌmə)
n
(Commerce) a person who installs and repairs pipes, fixtures, etc, for water, drainage, and gas
[C14: from Old French plommier worker in lead, from Late Latin plumbārius, from Latin plumbum lead]

plumb•er

(ˈplʌm ər)

n.
1. a person who installs and repairs piping, fixtures, and the like, in connection with the water supply, drainage systems, etc., of a house or other building.
2. an undercover operative hired to detect or stop leaks of confidential information, often using questionable or illegal methods.
3. Obs. a worker in lead or similar metals.
[1375–1425; Middle English plummer, plomber < Anglo-French; Old French plummier < Late Latin plumbārius leadworker. See plumb, -er2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plumber - a craftsman who installs and repairs pipes and fixtures and appliancesplumber - a craftsman who installs and repairs pipes and fixtures and appliances
artisan, journeyman, artificer, craftsman - a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
Translations
سباكسَبَّاكعامِل تَركيب الأنابيب
instalatér
blikkenslagervvs-mand
putkiasentaja
vodoinstalater
víz- és gázszerelõ
pípulagningamaîur
配管工鉛管工
배관공
plumbarius
santechnikassantechnikos darbaivandentiekio vamzdynas
santehniķis
inštalatér
vodovodar
rörmokare
ช่างประปา
su tesisatçısıtesisatçı
thợ ống nước

plumber

[ˈplʌməʳ]
A. Nfontanero/a m/f, plomero/a m/f (LAm), gasfitero/a m/f (Chile)
B. CPD plumber's helper (US) plumber's mate (Brit) N (= tool) → desatascador m de fregaderos; (= assistant) → ayudante mf or aprendiz mf de fontanero

plumber

[ˈplʌmər] nplombier m
He's a plumber → Il est plombier.

plumber

nInstallateur(in) m(f), → Klempner(in) m(f)

plumber

[ˈplʌməʳ] nidraulico

plumber

(ˈplamə) noun
a person who fits and mends domestic water, gas and sewage pipes. Send for a plumber – we have a leaking pipe.
ˈplumbing noun
1. the system of pipes, drains and toilets in a building etc. We shall have to have the plumbing repaired.
2. the fitting and repairing etc of pipes.

plumber

سَبَّاك instalatér blikkenslager Klempner υδραυλικός fontanero, plomero putkiasentaja plombier vodoinstalater idraulico 配管工 배관공 loodgieter rørlegger hydraulik canalizador, encanador водопроводчик rörmokare ช่างประปา tesisatçı thợ ống nước 管道工
References in classic literature ?
It was nearly as bad as the latter, they found in the end, for the plumber charged them seventy-five cents an hour, and seventy-five cents for another man who had stood and watched him, and included all the time the two had been going and coming, and also a charge for all sorts of material and extras.
It had an apothecary, a blacksmith, a plumber, several shops of one sort and another, two churches, and many boarding-houses; but all its interests gathered about its seminary and its academy.
I am my own engineer, and my own carpenter, and my own plumber, and my own gardener, and my own Jack of all Trades," said Wemmick, in acknowledging my compliments.
I'm painting the portrait of a retired plumber for two hundred francs.
I am a plumber with a rising business, Escott, by name.
how can it be finished," the plumber demanded scornfully, "before hot and cold are put in?
He looked uncommonly like a master plumber come to present his bill.
In the island of Fiji they do not use turkeys; they use plumbers.
Presently he stopped and picked out a square piece of board, such as is usually left to enable plumbers to get at the joints of the gas-pipes.
And I have been thinking," she added rather nervously, "surely we could squeeze Charlotte in here next week, and give her a nice holiday while plumbers at Tunbridge Wells finish.
The former had imported a small army of carpenters and plasterers, plumbers and painters from a distant city, and what had been but a dilapidated shell when they reached it was now a cosy little two-story house filled with every modern convenience procurable in so short a time.
No one seemed to take any proper pride in his work: from plumbers who were simply thieves to, say, newspaper men (he seemed to think them a specially intellectual class) who never by any chance gave a correct version of the simplest affair.