draftsman

[drafts-muhn, drahfts-]
noun, plural draftsmen.
1.
a person employed in making mechanical drawings, as of machines, structures, etc.
2.
a person who draws sketches, plans, or designs.
3.
an artist exceptionally skilled in drawing: Matisse was a superb draftsman.
4.
a person who draws up documents.
5.
draughtsman ( def 1 ).
Also, British, draughtsman (for defs 1–4).


Origin:
1655–65; draft + 's1 + man1

draftsmanship, noun


See -man.
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draftsman (ˈdrɑːftsmən)
 
n , pl -men
draughtsman the usual US spelling of draughtsman
 
'draftsmanship
 
n

draughtsman or draftsman (ˈdrɑːftsmən)
 
n , pl -men
1.  Also called (feminine): draughtswoman a person who practises or is qualified in mechanical drawing, employed to prepare detailed scale drawings of machinery, buildings, devices, etc
2.  Also called (feminine): draughtswoman a person skilled in drawing
3.  (Brit) US and Canadian equivalent: checker any of the 12 flat thick discs used by each player in the game of draughts
 
draftsman or draftsman
 
n
 
'draughtsmanship or draftsman
 
n
 
'draftsmanship or draftsman
 
n

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draftsman
1660s, variant of draughtsman; also see draft.
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Example sentences
He was married, worked as a draftsman, and hiked on weekends.
Lines are stylized, there having been little geographical information to
  constrain the draftsman's hand.
Other positions have included carpenter's apprentice, draftsman, and waiter.
He took the first job he could find as a draftsman for a mining company but
  soon got a job as a chainman for a surveying crew.
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