plumbery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plumbery the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Plumbery A place where plumbing is carried on; lead works.
    • Plumbery The business of a plumber.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n plumbery Works in lead collectively; manufactures of lead.
    • n plumbery A place where plumbing is carried on.
    • n plumbery The business of a plumber.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Plumbery articles of lead: the business of a plumber: a place for plumbing
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. plomberie,

Usage

In literature:

A room over the Jesus Chapel, once the plumbery, is now used as a museum.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Norwich" by C. H. B. Quennell
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