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People who make and repair things

bookbinder

noun

someone whose job is to fasten the pages of a book together and put a cover on it

cabinet-maker

noun

someone whose job is to make wooden furniture of high quality

carpenter

noun

someone whose job is to make things from wood, or to repair things that are made of wood

cobbler

noun

someone whose job is to repair shoes

cooper

noun

someone whose job is to make barrels (=large wooden containers for holding liquids)

electrician

noun

someone whose job is to repair or fit electrical equipment

engineer

noun

someone who repairs machines or electrical equipment

farrier

noun

someone whose job is to make horseshoes for horses and fit them on their hooves

gasman

noun

a man whose job is to repair machines that burn gas or to check your gas meter

glassblower

noun

someone whose job is to blow liquid glass into shapes in order to make containers and other objects

glazier

noun

someone whose job is to make and repair glass windows and doors

goldsmith

noun

someone whose job is to make or repair gold jewellery and other gold objects

grease monkey

noun

someone whose job is to repair cars or machines. This word is sometimes used as an insult.

gunsmith

noun

someone whose job is to make and repair guns

handyman

noun

someone whose job is to repair things and do other types of practical work in people’s houses

handyman

noun

someone who is good at building and repairing things in their own house

jeweler

the American spelling of jeweller

jeweller

noun

someone who makes, repairs, or sells jewellery and other objects made of valuable metal and stones

linesman

noun

someone whose job is to connect or repair telephone or power lines

locksmith

noun

someone whose job is to fix locks on doors and windows and to open doors for people who have lost their keys

man

noun

a man who comes to your house to do a piece of work or provide a service, especially to repair something

mechanic

noun

someone whose job is to repair vehicles and machines

Mr Fixit

a man who is skilful at repairing things or who can solve problems easily

odd-job man

noun

someone who does odd jobs for other people

panel beater

noun

someone whose job is to repair damage to the bodywork of vehicles

plumber

noun

someone whose job is to fit and repair pipes, water tanks, and other equipment used for supplying and storing water

repairman

noun

a man whose job is to fix things that are damaged or broken

shoemaker

noun

someone whose job is to make or repair shoes

smith

noun

someone whose job is to make and repair metal objects

smith

noun

a blacksmith

steeplejack

noun

someone whose job is to repair tall structures such as towers

watchmaker

noun

someone whose job is to make or repair watches

mender

noun

repairer

noun

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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