gasman

gasman
A worker for a company that supplies gas (in the sense of the gaseous fuel), especially one who visits premises to read the meter, test appliances etc.

I spent all morning waiting for the gasman to call.


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  • gasman — UK [ˈɡæsˌmæn] / US noun [countable] Word forms gasman : singular gasman plural gasmen a man whose job is to repair machines that burn gas or to check your gas meter …   English dictionary

  • gasman — [[t]gæ̱smæn[/t]] gasmen N COUNT: usu the N in sing The gasman is a man who works for a gas company, repairing gas appliances in people s houses, or checking how much gas they have used. [BRIT, INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • gasman — /ˈgæsmæn/ (say gasman) noun (plural gasmen) 1. a man who works for a gas undertaking, especially one who reads household gas meters. 2. a gasfitter. {gas1 + man} …  

  • gasman — /gas man /, n., pl. gasmen. 1. a person who works for a company that sells or distributes household gas, esp. a person who goes from building to building reading gas meters to determine what charge is to be billed. 2. a person who produces,… …   Universalium

  • gasman — gas|man [ˈgæsmæn] n plural gasmen [ men] BrE informal someone whose job is to come to your home to see how much gas you have used or to repair your gas system …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gasman — gas|man [ gæs,mæn ] noun count a man whose job is to repair machines that burn gas or check your GAS METER …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gasman — gas·man || gæsmÉ™n n. person who works in a gas company; worker who checks gas meters and marks the amount of gas used in a specific period; person who produces and sells or distributes gas for commercial or industrial use; (Mining) person who… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gasman — noun (plural gasmen) a man whose job is to install and service gas appliances, or to read gas meters …   English new terms dictionary

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