craftsman

[krafts-muhn, krahfts-]
noun, plural craftsmen.
1.
a person who practices or is highly skilled in a craft; artisan.
2.
an artist.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English craftes man man of skill, earlier craftman; compare Old English cræftiga craftsman, workman (derivative of cræftig crafty)

craftsmanlike, adjective
craftsmanly, adjective
craftsmanship, noun


1. artificer, handicraftsman.


See -man.
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craftsman (ˈkrɑːftsmən)
 
n , pl -men
1.  a member of a skilled trade; someone who practises a craft; artisan
2.  Also called: craftswoman an artist skilled in the techniques of an art or craft
 
'craftsmanlike
 
adj
 
'craftsmanly
 
adj
 
'craftsmanship
 
n

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craftsman
mid-14c., craftes man, from craft + man. Written as one word from late 14c. Related: Craftsmanship (1650s).
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Example sentences
There is a shortage of skilled engineers, skilled tradesman, skilled craftsman
  of all sorts.
The latest theory proposes that the craftsman should thank the sun's rays--or
  lack thereof.
Hot coals glowed in a dark interior, where a craftsman was bent over an anvil
  hammering silver.
The master craftsman knows his or her materials and utilizes many techniques to
  best serve the problem or project at hand.
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