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stee·ple·jack

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

(ˈsti pəlˌdʒæk)

n.
a person who climbs steeples, towers, etc., to build or repair them.
[1880–85]
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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
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Translations

steeplejack

[ˈstiːpəldʒæk] nréparateur m de clochers et de hautes cheminées
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

steeplejack

[ˈstiːplˌdʒæk] nchi ripara campanili e ciminiere
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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The detached house was bought in 2009 after the steeplejack's death aged 66 in 2004 and was turned into the Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre.
CELEBRITY steeplejack Fred Dibnah's home is on sale for a knockdown price.
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Share your memories - write to the address on the opposite page or email letters@coventrytelegraph.net MAY 22, 1970: A steeplejack slots the spindle into the top of the fleche of Coventry Cathedral's new Flying Cross.
The late steeplejack's Grade II-listed house has been transformed into the Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, which also has a 70ft working mineshaft and a 40ft chimney.
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The firm specialises in historic and high level maintenance and restoration, as well as lightning protection and industrial steeplejack services.
THE recent All Our Yesterdays feature about Colnebridge's vanished past brought memories flooding back for one local steeplejack who was part of a team involved in the demolition of Haigh's mills.
Left school at 15 and supported himself via a series of odd jobs, including window cleaner, truck driver, steeplejack and even circus performer.
But that's what steeplejack Ian Millington did in order to ensure Y Ddraig Goch flies once more at Newport's Celtic Manor Resort.