loftsmen

loftsman

[lawfts-muhn, lofts-]
noun, plural loftsmen. Shipbuilding.
a person who prepares molds and patterns.

Origin:
1900–05; loft + 's1 + man1


See -man.
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loftsman (ˈlɒftsmən)
 
n , pl -men
a person who reproduces in actual size a draughtsman's design for a ship or an aircraft, working on the floor of a building (mould loft) with a large floor area

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