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troubleshooter

[truhb-uh l-shoo-ter] /ˈtrʌb əlˌʃu tər/
noun
1.
a person with special skill in resolving disputes, impasses, etc., as in business, national, or international affairs:
a diplomatic troubleshooter in the Middle East.
2.
an expert in discovering and eliminating the cause of trouble in mechanical equipment, power lines, etc.
Also, trouble-shooter.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; trouble + shooter
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  • Business troubleshooter takes aim at high-tech woes.
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  • Must work independently, be a troubleshooter, and take pride in service and safety.
  • Serving as a troubleshooter regarding canine and/or handler performance issues.
British Dictionary definitions for troubleshooter

troubleshooter

/ˈtrʌbəlˌʃuːtə/
noun
1.
a person who locates the cause of trouble and removes or treats it
Derived Forms
troubleshooting, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for troubleshooter
n.

also trouble-shooter, 1898, originally one who works on telegraph or telephone lines. From trouble (n.) + agent noun from shoot (v.).

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