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machinist

[muh-shee-nist] /məˈʃi nɪst/
noun
1.
a person who operates machinery, especially a skilled operator of machine tools.
2.
a person who makes or repairs machines.
3.
U.S. Navy. a warrant officer whose duty is to assist the engineering officer in the engine room.
Origin of machinist
1700-1710
1700-10; machine + -ist
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machinist

/məˈʃiːnɪst/
noun
1.
a person who operates machines to cut or process materials
2.
a maker or repairer of machines
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Word Origin and History for machinist
n.

1706, "engineer, mechanical inventor," a hybrid from machine (n.) + -ist. Meaning "machine operator" is attested from 1879.

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