from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A worker, usually in an enterprise or apartment building, whose job is to repair damaged parts of a building or its fixtures, and sometimes to make improvements or other changes to the building.
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- n. a skilled worker whose job is to repair things
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One third of this amount goes to pay the several women who operate The Daughter-in-Law Who Doesn’t Speak and the maintenance man hired by the Women’s Association.
Early that morning a maintenance man working on the dock of the Westin Resort spotted Elise’s missing sandal among flotsam sloshing against the pilings.
The past few nights’ storms had pushed dry leaves and pine needles onto the hundred-year-old ï¬oorboards, and the damned lazy landscape maintenance man hadn’t bothered to show up ... oh, hell.
Like how the gerbil Timmy Lech brought in for the science fair got loose in the corridor and how Pan, the maintenance man who just got here from Gdansk, thought it was a mouse rather than somebody’s pet and chased it into the coal cellar with a broom.