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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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British Dictionary definitions for draftsmen

draftsman

/ˈdrɑːftsmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
the usual US spelling of draughtsman (sense 1), draughtsman (sense 2)
Derived Forms
draftsmanship, noun
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Word Origin and History for draftsmen

draftsman

n.

1660s, variant of draughtsman; also see draft.

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