Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural loftsmen)
A person who draws up full-size outlines from the drawing or plans for parts of a ship or aircraft.
- This led to the practice where the loftsman would create a new table of offsets based on their full-size templates.
- I have been a boatbuilder, loftsman, ship builder, ship designer and Cad Engineering manager for 34 years.
- To aid in the task, the loftsman would employ long, thin, flexible strips of wood, plastic, or metal, called splines.
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