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Definition of "troubleshooter" [troubleshooter]

  • A worker whose job is to locate and eliminate sources of trouble, as in mechanical operations. (noun)
  • A mediator skilled in settling disputes especially of a diplomatic, political, or industrial nature. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "troubleshooter" in a sentence
  • "Pranab Mukherjee's last chance to create a legacy man who is going to present the Union Budget 2010-11 in Parliament on Friday is often described as the troubleshooter of the United Progressive"
  • "Lew calls himself a "troubleshooter" - able to manage his long-distance family responsibilities as easily as reading the city budget, which he must submit by April 1."
  • "If there is an issue with the lightbulb (and lightbulbs do burn out in polling booths as well as in sockets throughout America), again, mention it to the pollworker, and they can call a troubleshooter to bring them a new bulb, usually within a half hour."