Meaning of “electrician” in the English Dictionary

"electrician" in English

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electriciannoun [ C ]

uk /ˌɪl.ekˈtrɪʃ.ən/ us /ˌɪl.ekˈtrɪʃ.ən/

Examples from literature

  • Many kinds of workers, including researchers, electricians, mechanics, and cooks, live at Scott Base. 
  • His suspicious eye saw nothing beyond a busy electrician replacing a switchboard. 
  • If there is any doubt regarding the condition of electric wiring it will be real economy to have a licensed electrician inspect it and replace any which is obsolete or not in accord with insurance regulations. 
  • Once the house was gutted to brick and timber and delirious wood, the plumbers and the electricians came in and laid down their straight shining ducts and pipes and conduit. 
  • Then the electrician opened a switch, and the roar outside diminished and finally ceased. 
  • Then, with the electrician, he strolled over to inspect the remains of the billiard saloon. 

(Definition of “electrician” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"electrician" in American English

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electriciannoun [ C ]

us /ɪˌlekˈtrɪʃ·ən/

a person who puts in and maintains wires which carry electricity into a building

(Definition of “electrician” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"electrician" in Business English

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electriciannoun [ C ]

uk /ɪˌlekˈtrɪʃən/ us

a person who puts in and checks electrical wires etc.:

For the past year, he has worked as an electrician at a plant in Manchester.

(Definition of “electrician” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)