noun Date: 1905 1. a skilled worker employed to locate trouble and make repairs in machinery and technical equipment 2. an expert in resolving diplomatic or political disputes ; a mediator of disputes that are at an impasse 3. a person skilled at solving or anticipating problems or difficulties

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  • troubleshooter — ☆ troubleshooter [trub′əlsho͞ot΄ər ] n. 1. a person who locates and repairs mechanical breakdowns 2. a person charged with locating and eliminating the source of trouble in any flow of work troubleshooting n …   English World dictionary

  • troubleshooter — UK [ˈtrʌb(ə)lˌʃuːtə(r)] / US [ˈtrʌb(ə)lˌʃutər] noun [countable] Word forms troubleshooter : singular troubleshooter plural troubleshooters someone whose job is to solve problems that an organization is having Derived word: troubleshoot verb… …   English dictionary

  • troubleshooter — /trub euhl shooh teuhr/, n. 1. a person with special skill in resolving disputes, impasses, etc., as in business, national, or international affairs: a diplomatic troubleshooter in the Middle East. 2. an expert in discovering and eliminating the… …   Universalium

  • Troubleshooter — Trou|ble|shoo|ter [ trʌbl̩ʃu:tə] der; s, <aus engl. troubleshooter »Störungssucher«> jmd., der sich bemüht, Konflikte auszuräumen, Probleme aus der Welt zu schaffen …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • troubleshooter — [[t]trʌ̱b(ə)lʃuːtə(r)[/t]] troubleshooters also trouble shooter N COUNT A troubleshooter is a person whose job is to solve major problems or difficulties that occur in a company or government …   English dictionary

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  • troubleshooter — troubleshoot ► VERB 1) analyse and solve problems for an organization. 2) trace and correct faults in a mechanical or electronic system. DERIVATIVES troubleshooter noun …   English terms dictionary

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