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

  • n. One who installs and repairs heating, ventilating, refrigerating, and air-conditioning systems.

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  • n. A person qualified to handle installation and maintenance of piping that carries steam (a highly-skilled task because of the danger of leaks of hot pressurized steam).

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

  • n. a craftsman who installs and maintains equipment for ventilating or heating or refrigerating


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  • Michael Carroll: My father was a steamfitter — as were my uncles, grandfather, brother, and many cousins.

    Shambhala SunSpace » Tynette Deveaux

  • "Looking more like a steamfitter on holiday than a colleague of the magnificent [Richard harding] Davis," biographer Richard O'Connor says, Jack London nevertheless intended getting to the heart of the matter: "He carried a camera instead of a walking stick, and proposed to record the sight and smells of war, both on film and paper, at the level of the infantryman's boots and the cookfires of the cavalry on march."


  • "I'm a hard-core Republican," says retired steamfitter-welder Vernon West, 66, standing on the front porch of his home in northeastern Idaho's Mullan.

    Big government frustrates Idaho, fuels Libertarian interest

  • Borza, a retired ironworker, and Mann, a retired steamfitter, met years ago when the luminarias were being distributed.

    Quailwood, in La Plata, Md., is serene after the storm

  • I HOPE he's part of the new Democratic face because if he is, we're going to do well in the next few years ... and yes, he reminds me of the construction workers my old man, a steamfitter, used to work with ... they were all loyal Democrats that left the party ..

    MT-SEN: CQ: Race Now Leaning Towards Tester

  • Since the record is described as a "rock 'n' roll epitaph" to her father, what would George Edward Flotard Jr., a former New York City steamfitter who was certainly proud of his born-to-be-wild child (and wore a Visqueen shirt four out of seven days a week to prove it) think about Message To Garcia?

    Michael Bialas: Interview: Visqueen's Rachel Flotard Sends a Powerful Message

  • Sasso was the son of an Italian steamfitter, more at home in a local union hall than Kerry's home on Beacon Hill.


  • If we don't have room for a glover, blacksmith, steamfitter, cobbler, hooper, chimney sweep and Balkan restaurant, what good are we?

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • “He told me he used to be the house steamfitter at the Plaza hotel till he got fired.”

    Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

  • What you see in Williams is the convincing happiness of a man who has come a long way, a college dropout who really believes that with a few different breaks he might have reached his 39th birthday as a steamfitter in his hometown in Jersey, instead of as a seven-figure anchorman with a gorgeous house in a leafy Connecticut suburb and a limitless future in the industry he loves.

    Man of the Hour


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