artificer

[ahr-tif-uh-ser]
noun
1.
a person who is skillful or clever in devising ways of making things; inventor.
2.
a skillful or artistic worker; craftsperson.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French artificer, perhaps < Medieval Latin artificiārius; see artifice, -er2

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artificer (ɑːˈtɪfɪsə)
 
n
1.  a skilled craftsman
2.  a clever or inventive designer
3.  a serviceman trained in mechanics

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artificer
late 14c., "one who makes by art or skill," from artifice (q.v.). Military sense dates from 1758.
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Artificer definition


a person engaged in any kind of manual occupation (Gen. 4:22; Isa. 3:3).

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Example sentences
Some part of the capital of every master artificer or manufacturer must be fixed in the instruments of his trade.
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