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draughtsman

[drafts-muh n, drahfts-] /ˈdræfts mən, ˈdrɑfts-/
noun, plural draughtsmen. British
1.
a checker, as used in the game of checkers.
2.
draftsman (defs 1–4).
Origin of draughtsman
1655-1665
1655-65; draught + -s3 + man1

draftsman

or (British) draughtsman (for defs 1–4)

[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).
Origin
1655-65; draft + 's1 + man1
Related forms
draftsmanship, noun
Usage note
See -man.
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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

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 draughtsman
n.

1660s, from genitive of draught + man (n.).

draftsman

n.

1660s, variant of draughtsman; also see draft.

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