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

  • n. A man whose occupation is making repairs.

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  • n. A man whose job is to repair things

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

  • n. a skilled worker whose job is to repair things


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  • The repairman is now crouched in an impossible and painful kneeling position squeezed in between the door and the frame of the car as he pounds on the hinges with a hammer and does other things you can't see.

    Guadalajara Street Scene

  • The auto body repairman is finally satisfied with his welding job on the door and he and his helper have carried it to the car and are fitting it to the body.

    Guadalajara Street Scene

  • Freezing and pacing, afraid the pipes would burst, he had to wait for the emergency repairman from the fuel company before he could leave for work this morning.

    Excerpt: The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout

  • Another way to find a good repairman is to ask an upholstery place who services their machines.

    A Great (Sewing) Notion

  • Before you call the repairman, try these free web sites.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • You won't have to be concerned with whether a repairman is too nose-in-the-air to fix your refrigerator or your toaster; the job will be done and done well, and done inexpensively.

    Is there any point in brining major appliances?

  • For example, Pedro, the refrigerator repairman is a few hours (or days) late in responding to your urgent call because he must first attend to some pressing family matter: a spouse's visit to the doctor, a child's school pageant, perhaps the burial of a loved one.

    Huellas la gente del pueblo - or, welcome back to the lady who says thank you

  • I called a repairman and he said the icemaker was bad.


  • We are in a quandary to either call a repairman, however it appears that many others have had this same problem.


  • Before you call a repairman for a quote consider consulting the

    American Consumer News


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