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master workman

a worker in charge.
a person who is master of a craft.
Origin of master workman
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The years of apprenticeship are over, and the master-workman brings forth his finished work in its flower of perfection.

    Life of Charles Dickens Frank Marzials
  • He knew himself to be in the scheme of a master-workman, and by-and-by he would blunt the chisel and bend the saw; but not yet.

    The Weavers, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • He was more of a man when he was at least a master-workman and not merely a master.

    Eugenics and Other Evils G. K. Chesterton
  • The pen and ink on his table were to remain, like brushes on the palette, with none to finish as the master-workman had planned.

    Charles Carleton Coffin William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
  • And then, for the first time, having acquired an insight into the art, was he able to appreciate the skill of the master-workman.

    Nicanor - Teller of Tales C. Bryson Taylor
  • The famous knight took the spear when it was brought to him as a master-workman takes a tool.

    Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He may toil in the same service, but not in the same rank, as the master-workman.

    The History of Freedom John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
  • Judgment is indeed the master-workman in a play; but he requires many subordinate hands, many tools to his assistance.

  • He now hoped that his new apprentice, with the hand of a master-workman, would go clip, clip through madame's inquisitiveness.

  • Together these two powers qualify you for the master-workman.

    A Fleece of Gold Charles Stewart Given

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