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
References in periodicals archive ?
And the last series made by the late, much-loved steeplejack and steam engine enthusiastic - FredDibnah's Made In Britain (BBC2, Tuesday) - looks like being the same.
Steeplejack John Pope has been going up and down the building and painting sealant on the birds, which have a 6.
He became a steeplejack straight after leaving school.
A STEEPLEJACK who began looking for a safer job after a workmate was killed has plunged to his death.
We're going to Spain in September for a week and are looking forward to some sunshine - Steven Hogg, 50, a steeplejack, of Middlesbrough.
A STEEPLEJACK company is reaching for the skies after opening a London office - helping its annual turnover to pounds 1.
TV steeplejack Fred Dibnah has left more than pounds 1million - but his three wives get nothing.
The show is called My Life With a Celebrity Steeplejack.
The 25ft- wide clock will take several days to paint,and steeplejack John Pope and colleagues will be working at heights of 220ft to complete the job.
Fred Dibnah's Building Of Britain: The steeplejack explores Scottish baronial building designs from the 16th and 18th centuries, and demonstrates how a sandstone tower was turned into a stunning castle.
Steeplejack Mick Hatton fell while painting a flagpole at Edinburgh Castle.
Luke Stone has taken up the role of junior steeplejack engineer at Stone Technical Services in Darlington after completing a three-year apprenticeship at the National Construction College in Norfolk.