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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
1655-1665
1655-65; draught + -s3 + man1
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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
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Word Origin and History for draughtsmen
draughtsman
1660s, from gen. of draught + man.
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