American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A worker whose job is to locate and eliminate sources of trouble, as in mechanical operations.
- n. A mediator skilled in settling disputes especially of a diplomatic, political, or industrial nature.
- n. a worker whose job is to locate and fix sources of trouble (especially in mechanical devices)
“Pranab Mukherjee's last chance to create a legacy man who is going to present the Union Budget 2010-11 in Parliament on Friday is often described as the troubleshooter of the United Progressive”
“Lew calls himself a "troubleshooter" - able to manage his long-distance family responsibilities as easily as reading the city budget, which he must submit by April 1.”
“If there is an issue with the lightbulb (and lightbulbs do burn out in polling booths as well as in sockets throughout America), again, mention it to the pollworker, and they can call a troubleshooter to bring them a new bulb, usually within a half hour.”
“Example: msdt.exe /path c:\troubleshooters\myTroubleshooter or, if the troubleshooter is a .diagcab file”
“As for third world countries, we had an american 'troubleshooter' over from our well, Ok I don't work there anymore parent company last year, and he considered Scotland to be a third world country.”
“World War II, in case you hadn't heard, was quite a big war; because of his position as "troubleshooter" for the Armed Forces, writers like Joe Kubert, Bob Haney, Bob Kanigher, Archie Goodwin, Frank Robbins and David Michelinie could insert the Soldier into any theater of the war at any period.”
“So far, he'd gathered her caller's name was Brian, that he was some kind of troubleshooter for a computer company, and that the company was having major problems out West -- which meant that Brian had a suddenly scheduled trip to Vancouver in the morning.”
“Tshwete who was sent into the province as a "troubleshooter" described Lekota in his report to the leadership as "stubborn and troublesome".”
“troubleshooter" may just turn out to have a universal appeal to the German nation and even the leading lights of European Union.”
“That way he could travel about Southeast Asia as a diplomatic troubleshooter, as he had before, with his expenses paid by the State Department, but he would be free to make money as a lawyer to refill his bank account.”
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