draftsmanship

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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