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

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. Unabridged
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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

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., craftes man, from craft + man. Written as one word from late 14c. Related: Craftsmanship (1650s).
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Example sentences for craftsmen
Those affected also included fishermen, craftsmen and merchants.
The simple geometric patterns of the craftsmen is seen in his mature works.
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