1one that fits together with the structural members of ships and puts them into position for riveting or welding

2a naval enlisted man who works in sheet metal and performs the work of a plumber aboard ship

The word was found in the passage, ” Reading Lucy” by Jennifer Egan. In the passage, the author writes, ” Lucy described herself as a shipfitter 3/c, meaning third class, ( buzz: soon to be 2/c I think, ” she told Alfred in June) and she often seemed to have the aid of a “helper,” also female.

In the sentence, the author explains above that lucy i a third class shipfitter, soon to be second class. A shipfitter a marine occupational classification used both by naval activities and among ship builders.

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