Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A coupling, band, elbow, or the like, used in fitting pipes together.

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Examples

  • I am not suggesting that I'd jump at a chance to trade my college degree for a pipe-fitting job in Alabama, believe me.

    Justin Cox: Why Over-Glamorizing College Is Problematic

  • The neural pathways for pipe-fitting doodles were as fat as tree trunks in my brain.

    The Anarchist

  • Habit has taught the country dweller to accept as inevitable this waste of time, and largely to ignore the odour of petroleum in his abode; but the use of acetylene entirely does away with the daily cleaning of lamps, and, if the pipe-fitting work has been done properly, yields light absolutely unaccompanied by smell.

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use

  • In the West Technical the first year course includes pattern making and either forging or sheet metal work; and that of the second year, forging, pipe-fitting, brazing, riveting, and cabinet making.

    Wage Earning and Education

  • The boys lent a hand in the work; and one of them, having a practical turn of mind, suggested that he would like to learn more about pipe-fitting in order to install

    The New Education A Review of Progressive Educational Movements of the Day (1915)

  • Kohn, 65, of North Charleston was accused in an insurance scheme of helping a Summerville maritime pipe-fitting and welding business lower its workers 'compensation rates, beginning around 2002.

    Battery Shots

  • Knight's Services, a Charleston-based pipe-fitting and welding company overseen by Roy Knight that did work at Detyens Shipyards.

    Insurance Journal

  • Charges have been brought against doctors, anesthetists, suppliers, technicians and local health officials in the 2007 alleged pipe-fitting mistake that may have led to the deaths,

    Latest News - UPI.com

  • But those don't help the rich, well-connected pipe-fitting interests who were pushing for this tunnel.

    Chicago Reader

  • Through union contacts, Dora said they heard that pipe-fitting work was plentiful in Arizona.

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