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civil engineer

a person who designs public works, as roads, bridges, canals, dams, and harbors, or supervises their construction or maintenance.
Origin of civil engineer
1785-95 Unabridged
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  • His father, a civil engineer, came up with the idea of an internal construction ramp a decade ago.
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  • His vision was remarkable, especially since he was a civil engineer with no architectural training.
  • The bees, it appears, are able to triangulate as well as a civil engineer.
  • He's a civil engineer who tests municipal water quality and comes in to help out on weekends.
British Dictionary definitions for civil engineer

civil engineer

a person qualified to design, construct, and maintain public works, such as roads, bridges, harbours, etc
Derived Forms
civil engineering, noun
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