electrician

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n electrician a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • electrician a person who is licensed by a governmental board to install electrical wiring and devices in structures; called also a licensed electrician.
    • electrician a technician who installs, repairs, or maintains electrical wiring or electrical devices, especially in buildings.
    • electrician An investigator of electricity; one versed in the science of electricity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n electrician One who studies electricity, and investigates its properties by observation and experiments; one versed in the science of electricity.
    • n electrician One engaged in the business of making or supplying electric apparatus or appliances.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Electrician one who studies, or is versed in, the science of electricity
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Quotations

  • Warren E. Burger
    Warren E. Burger
    “We are more casual about qualifying the people we allow to act as advocates in the courtroom than we are about licensing electricians.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. electrum—Gr. elektron, amber, in which electricity was first observed.

Usage

In literature:

She made conquest upon conquest, down to the electrician of the ship, quite a young lad, who looked as cold as ice.
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
The electrician would have to examine and clean the accumulator batteries, which were in danger of freezing.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
The electrician closed a switch and power surged through the cables around the bar.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
They are the philosophers, the scientists, the electricians and chemists.
"Why I Preach the Second Coming" by Isaac Massey Haldeman
The members were mostly young electricians and the new Highway Commissioner was a radio enthusiast.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
I took out the little kit of electricians' tools I carried, tipped the typewriter on its back and began sorting out leads.
"The Knights of Arthur" by Frederik Pohl
Ennis Hastings Watson, Electrician Apprentice.
"Thomas Andrews" by Shan F. Bullock
Electricians swarming all over me; technicians, nuclear physicists, what not.
"The Brain" by Alexander Blade
Tiberius Cavallo was an electrician and natural philosopher, born at Naples, 1749.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various
I'm trying to think ... maybe ... say, Captain, will you please have the Chief Electrician and a couple of radio men come in here?
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
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In poetry:

As frisky each as shooting star,
These tiny electricians are
The Lampyrine Linnaean--
Or lightning-bugs, that sparkling gleam
Like scintillations in a dream
Of something empyrean.
"Lightning-Bugs" by Hattie Howard
Mr. Wilson, a young electrician, got a terrible fright,
When he saw his mother and sister dead— he was shocked at the sight,
Because his sister had not many days returned from her honeymoon,
And in his countenance, alas! there was a sad gloom.
"The Albion Battleship Calamity" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Electricians wired the boilers quickly, knowing that the time to fire the boilers would come in the next few days.
John was a retired self-employed electrician.
He returned to Salina and worked as a union electrician for 35 years.
Bridges was self-employed as an electrician.
Larry is a Master Electrician and an Electrical Contractor.
The ETCP Council has voted to extend the application deadline to February 9, 2007 for all three exams being offered at USITT: Entertainment Electrician, Arena Rigging, and Theatre Rigging.
A Wiltshire electrician has transformed his modest home into the ultimate Christmas illuminations extravaganza .
Electrician Eric Harter recalled in an interview Dec 3 his surprise at what he saw.
Robert Stout is an electrician, not an expert on child welfare.
My father lost his job as an electrician in 1968 due to cutbacks and his lack of seniority.
Electricians from Chain Electric fix a transformer on Staten Island, in New York, Nov 11, 2012.
RUPERT — — An electrician at the Alex Energy Inc, Pocahontas Mine in Green Valley in Greenbrier County, died as a result of injuries he received on the job early Friday morning.
Electricians no longer have to memorize hundreds of pages of regulations.
His mother June was an interior designer who refurbished Victorian houses and an electrician grandfather often worked on remodeling projects.
Electrician Shortage Hampers Sandy Recovery.
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In science:

Almost all of the electrical engineers, or electricians as they were called at the time, considered themselves as “practical men”, which effectively meant tha t most of them had a working knowledge of the electromagnetic phenomena spiced up with bits of electrical theory, to wit, Ohm’s law and the Joule effect.
Simple circuit theory and the solution of two electricity problems from the Victorian Age
He became the apprentice to an electrician and learned electrical wiring of houses.
The Roland De Witte 1991 Detection of Absolute Motion and Gravitational Waves
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