Meaning of fitter in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfɪtə/

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  • 1A person who puts together or installs machinery, engine parts, or other equipment.

    ‘a qualified gas fitter’
    • ‘kitchen fitters’
    • ‘Those detained included an accountant, a builder, a window fitter and a machine operator.’
    • ‘He is a machine fitter and has been helping the British Engineers bring the power station back on line.’
    • ‘Planned action by steel erectors, pipe fitters and welders to hit construction work on high-profile sites for this week has been called off after employers rushed to negotiate a deal.’
    • ‘Picked at random, washing machine repairers, drainage specialists, boiler fitters and aerial technicians visited the ordinary looking house in a suburban street.’
    • ‘Some 20,000 steel erectors, pipe fitters and welders across Britain could strike over pay.’
    • ‘The dispute involves 16 diesel fitters who work on engines for ships and power stations.’
    • ‘Every company asks me where to find extra engineers, extra welders, extra fitters and turners, extra builders, and extra electricians.’
    • ‘A month ago, his Edinburgh branch was issuing a press release trumpeting the fact that 46 of those made redundant there had found retraining as gas central heating fitters.’
    • ‘Pipe fitters, electrical and sheet metal workers, brick masons and ironworkers were reported to have honored picket lines at the stadium worksite.’
    • ‘If this means that there are going to be more carpenters and electricians and fitters and welders available for work, then it has to be a great idea.’
    • ‘We immediately need ten new people and we have advertised in vain for sheet metal workers, fabricators, electricians and pipe work fitters.’
    • ‘Jack had been a kitchen fitter working for a large company for several years before deciding to set up on his own building and fitting kitchens to order.’
    • ‘They included a pipe fitter, a nursery worker, a writer, a nurse and a computer programmer, among others.’
    • ‘A surprising finding was the increased relative risk in electrical fitters and telephone installers.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the welders and vessel fitters were working long hours for a pittance - all the while being charged $50 per month for their board.’
    • ‘The workers, including electricians, fitters and welders, are demanding that the company substantially increase its latest 3.5 percent pay offer.’
    • ‘He believed his son, a mechanical fitter, had a secure future.’
    • ‘He is a mechanical fitter by trade and he hopes to return to working on the railways.’
    • ‘The strike involves some 350 drivers, fitters and support staff.’
    • ‘Most of the customers only discovered that the company had gone out of business after fitters failed to turn up to install their fireplaces.’
    engineering officer, controller, handler, driver
  • 2A person who supervises the cutting, fitting, or alteration of garments or shoes.

    ‘Also inform the shoe fitter of any previous injuries you might have had, as this could affect the type of shoe suitable to you.’
    • ‘Every woman I've ever spoken to on the subject has had nothing but praise for their fitters and assistants.’
    • ‘Two-thirds of the fitters recommended bras with the wrong underwire shape, according to the report.’
    • ‘We were met by the costume fitter inside and it was there, in the costume room that my ideas of how a studio should be began to be realised.’
    • ‘It's best to chose a few different bras in your measured size and ask a trained fitter to check which one gives you the best support and shape.’