steeplejack


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stee·ple·jack

 (stē′pəl-jăk′)
n.
One who builds or maintains very high structures, such as steeples.

steeplejack

(ˈstiːpəlˌdʒæk)
n
(Building) a person trained and skilled in the construction and repair of steeples, chimneys, etc
[C19: from steeple + jack1 (in the sense: a man or fellow)]

stee•ple•jack

(ˈsti pəlˌdʒæk)

n.
a person who climbs steeples, towers, etc., to build or repair them.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.steeplejack - someone who builds or maintains very tall structures
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
Translations

steeplejack

[ˈstiːpəldʒæk] nréparateur m de clochers et de hautes cheminées

steeplejack

[ˈstiːplˌdʒæk] nchi ripara campanili e ciminiere
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TV steeplejack and "industrial admirer" Fred Dibnah visited the region to film his last series.
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For many years, he worked along with his father as a steeplejack for Dobeck Painting Company.
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Steeplejack Fred Dibnah died yesterday aged 66 after losing his battle with cancer.