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rod buster  n.— «Former world’s welterweight boxing champion, Fritzie Zivic of Pittsburgh now is a “rod buster” for the Penn Southern Construction Company.» —Hammond Times (Indiana) June 3, 1952. (source: Double...

rod buster

rod buster
 n.— «Rod buster: The worker who sets the reinforced steel rods that are to be covered by concrete.» —“Chicago Speak” by Anne Keegan Chicago Tribune Feb. 3, 1994. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)


rod-buster  n.— «Her husband pitched in at the beginning to help her struggling business but kept his $40,000-a-year job as a union “rod-buster” to keep the family going.» —“A Modern Mobile Profession: Making Spot...

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