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master mechanic

noun
1.
a mechanic, especially one who is thoroughly skilled, in charge of other mechanics.
Origin of master mechanic
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • Whenever the old fireman got to "bucking" about his engineer, the master-mechanic threatened to discharge the engineer.

    The Nerve of Foley Frank H. Spearman
  • "He's wit' himself, as a master-mechanic shu'd be," said Callahan.

    The Grafters Francis Lynde
  • It was an order directing Andrew Cameron to report to the master-mechanic for service in the morning.

    The Nerve of Foley Frank H. Spearman
  • He had everything figured out for the master-mechanic—the shrewd, kindly old man.

    The Nerve of Foley Frank H. Spearman
  • The young man sat and thought it over, and concluded he would see the master-mechanic.

    The Last Spike Cy Warman
  • Our master-mechanic, "Neighbor," was another big man—six feet an inch in his stockings, and strong as a draw-bar.

    The Nerve of Foley Frank H. Spearman
  • "They'll think of her a long time dead," roared the master-mechanic, savagely, jumping to the west window.

    The Nerve of Foley Frank H. Spearman
  • At last all eyes gravitated towards Neighbor, our master-mechanic.

    The Nerve of Foley Frank H. Spearman
  • It was plain that the master-mechanic hated to do it; it was simply sheer necessity.

    The Nerve of Foley Frank H. Spearman
  • He was a clever man, a master-mechanic, and held a dignified and honourable position.

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