a person employed to make and repair boilers or other heavy metal items.
whiskey with beer as a chaser.

1860–65; boiler + maker Unabridged
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boilermaker (ˈbɔɪləˌmeɪkə)
1.  a person who works with metal in heavy industry; plater or welder
2.  slang (Brit) a beer drink consisting of half of draught mild and half of bottled brown ale
3.  slang (US) a drink of whisky followed by a beer chaser

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He likes a boilermaker at dinnertime and, on occasion, the bullfrogs from his pond.
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