draughtsmen

draughtsman

[drafts-muhn, drahfts-]
noun, plural draughtsmen. British.
1.
a checker, as used in the game of checkers.
2.
draftsman ( defs 1–4 ).

Origin:
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
 
n
 
'draughtsmanship or draftsman
 
n
 
'draftsmanship or draftsman
 
n

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draughtsman
1660s, from gen. of draught + man.
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