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From Anglo-Norman maintenour, Old French mainteneor, from maintenir (“to maintain”); with later remodelling of the suffix after -er.
maintainer (plural maintainers)
- Someone who keeps or upholds something; a steward.
- 1526, [William Tyndale, transl.], The Newe Testamẽt […] (Tyndale Bible), [Worms, Germany: Peter Schöffer], →OCLC, Matthew ]:
- Blessed are the maynteyners of peace: for they shalbe called the chyldren of God.
- He become the maintainer of the software project.
- A person who does maintenance work.
- 2022 January 26, Philip Haigh, “The 'holes in the Swiss cheese' that led to train derailment”, in RAIL, number 949, page 46:
- RAIB looked at why the washers were missing. This took it into the relationship between the wagon's owner and maintainers.
- (dentistry) A device used to keep teeth in a given position.
someone who keeps or upholds something
a person who does maintenance work
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