steeplejack
noun Date: 1852 a person whose work is building smokestacks, towers, or steeples or climbing up the outside of such structures to paint and make repairs

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  • steeplejack — ► NOUN ▪ a person who climbs tall structures such as chimneys and steeples in order to carry out repairs …   English terms dictionary

  • steeplejack — [stē′pəljak΄] n. a person whose work is building, painting, or repairing steeples, smokestacks, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Steeplejack — A steeplejack is a craftsman who is prepared to scale tall buildings and in particular church steeples to carry out general repairs. Britain s most famous steeplejack was Fred Dibnah, who became a television presenter and minor celebrity as a… …   Wikipedia

  • steeplejack — UK [ˈstiːp(ə)lˌdʒæk] / US [ˈstɪp(ə)lˌdʒæk] noun [countable] Word forms steeplejack : singular steeplejack plural steeplejacks someone whose job is to repair tall structures such as towers …   English dictionary

  • steeplejack — /stee peuhl jak /, n. a person who climbs steeples, towers, or the like, to build or repair them. [1880 85; STEEPLE + JACK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • steeplejack — noun A person whose job involves climbing tall structures like steeples …   Wiktionary

  • steeplejack — stee|ple|jack [ˈsti:pəlˌdʒæk] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: steeple + jack man, worker (16 20 centuries) (from Jack; JACK1)] someone whose work is repairing towers, tall ↑chimneys etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • steeplejack — stee|ple|jack [ stipl,dʒæk ] noun count someone whose job is to repair tall structures such as towers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • steeplejack — n. one who builds and repairs tall structures such as steeples …   English contemporary dictionary

  • steeplejack — noun a person who climbs tall structures such as chimneys and steeples in order to carry out repairs …   English new terms dictionary

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