[drafts-muhn, drahfts-]
noun, plural draughtsmen. British.
a checker, as used in the game of checkers.
draftsman ( defs 1–4 ).

1655–65; draught + -s3 + man1

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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
'draughtsmanship or draftsman
'draftsmanship or draftsman

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Word Origin & History

1660s, from gen. of draught + man.
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Example sentences
The meticulous draughtsman used his skill to render human emotion and endurance in the face of such obstacles as discrimination.
Thc superintendent, draughtsman, and clerk are already on duty.
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