from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that installs and repairs pipes and plumbing.
- n. Slang An employee assigned to investigate and stop leaks of sensitive information.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who works in lead.
- n. One who furnishes, fits, and repairs pipes and other apparatus for the conveyance of water, gas, or drainage.
- n. In the Royal Navy, nickname for an apprentice, a boy aged 16 to 18, who is trained in technical skills at the Dockyard Schools to become an Artificer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who works in lead; esp., one who furnishes, fits, and repairs lead pipes.
- n. Any worker who installs or repairs piping and related equipment for conveyance of water, gas, or drainage into or out of buildings, or within buildings to fixtures or equipment using water. The type of material used for the conduits varies with the application, and may be may be of lead, iron, copper, glass, palstic, or other material.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who works in lead; especially, one who fits lead pipes and other apparatus for the conveyance of gas and water, covers the roofs of buildings with sheets of lead, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a craftsman who installs and repairs pipes and fixtures and appliances
Middle English plummer, from Old French plomier, from Latin plumbārius, lead worker, from Latin plumbum, lead.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French plummier (French plombier); from Latin plumbum ("lead or lead shot"). (Wiktionary)