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steeplejack

[stee-puh l-jak] /ˈsti pəlˌdʒæk/
noun
1.
a person who climbs steeples, towers, or the like, to build or repair them.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; steeple + jack1
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British Dictionary definitions for steeple jack

steeplejack

/ˈstiːpəlˌdʒæk/
noun
1.
a person trained and skilled in the construction and repair of steeples, chimneys, etc
Word Origin
C19: from steeple + jack1 (in the sense: a man or fellow)
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Word Origin and History for steeple jack

steeplejack

n.

"one who climbs steeples, chimneys, etc. to make repairs," 1881, from steeple + jack (n.).

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