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draftsman

[drafts-muh n, drahfts-] /ˈdræfts mən, ˈdrɑfts-/
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
1655-1665
1655-65; draft + 's1 + man1
Related forms
draftsmanship, noun
Usage note
See -man.
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Examples from the web for draftsman
  • 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.
  • The specifications are also used by a draftsman to prepare rough drawings for the appellant's evaluation and comments.
British Dictionary definitions for draftsman

draftsman

/ˈdrɑːftsmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
the usual US spelling of draughtsman (sense 1), draughtsman (sense 2)
Derived Forms
draftsmanship, noun

draughtsman

/ˈdrɑːftsmən/
noun (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) any of the 12 flat thick discs used by each player in the game of draughts US and Canadian equivalent checker
Derived Forms
draughtsmanship, (US) draftsmanship, noun
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Word Origin and History for draftsman
n.

1660s, variant of draughtsman; also see draft.

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