boilermaker

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From boiler + maker.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔɪləˌmeɪkə/
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Noun[edit]

boilermaker (plural boilermakers)

  1. A person qualified to make or repair boilers.
  2. (US) A whiskey with a beer chaser.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 597:
      the beauteous Asian was [...] knocking back boilermakers and their helpers at an astonishing pace.

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