from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One whose occupation is the installation, maintenance, repair, or operation of electric equipment and circuitry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An investigator of electricity; one versed in the science of electricity.
  • n. A tradesman who installs, repairs and maintains electrical wiring and equipment

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An investigator of electricity; one versed in the science of electricity.
  • n. a technician who installs, repairs, or maintains electrical wiring or electrical devices, especially in buildings.
  • n. a person who is licensed by a governmental board to install electrical wiring and devices in structures; called also a licensed electrician.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who studies electricity, and investigates its properties by observation and experiments; one versed in the science of electricity.
  • n. One engaged in the business of making or supplying electric apparatus or appliances.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines


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