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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 ?
Contract Notice: This framework agreement is for the provision of Steeplejacks and Associated Services to all local authorities in Scotland.
STEEPLEJACKS have been getting a Liver Bird's-eye view of the city as they check the famous sculptures for wear and tear.
Drone pictures of the Wilton Power Station stack being demolished by steeplejacks PC Richardson & Co, with workers clearly visible, above.
As part of the development of 181 new homes the housebuilder undertook detailed preservation work to ensure the chimney could be incorporated into the design and this included employing specialist steeplejacks to carry out vital work to repair the structure.
The two steeplejacks in the picture set about the task of dismantling the old smokestack by erecting platforms inside the chimney using scaffolding poles and planks at various levels until they reached the top.
Managing director of Stone Technical Services Dave Stone said: "Stone has a wealth of time-served conservators, steeplejacks and specialist access engineers.
A crowd gathered at the bottom of the Christ Church spire as steeplejacks removed the 8ft copper and gold leaf vane.
A TEENAGER who fired at steeplejacks with a catapult was branded "wicked" by a sheriff yesterday.
Every inch of Madeira's workable land is terraced and cultivated - some of the fields are so steep you would think that they were planted by steeplejacks rather than farmers.
Kibbe was longtime owner and operator of Skyway Steeplejacks in Douglas.
Steeplejacks have inspected the old chimney and will be making recommendations for a plan to demolish the landmark.