Definition of mechanic in English:

mechanic

Syllabification: me·chan·ic
Pronunciation: /məˈkanik
 
/

noun

  • 1A person who repairs and maintains machinery: a car mechanic
    More example sentences
    • But while her skills in the kitchen could be improved, she recently revealed she is a skilled car mechanic.
    • Bryan, a retired mechanic and former car service manager, has not looked back since this introduction.
    • Mr Semple spent three years as an engine mechanic at the base in the 1950s.
    Synonyms
    technician, engineer, repairman, serviceman
    informal grease monkey
  • 2 archaic A manual laborer or artisan: the Mechanics' Institute

Origin

late Middle English (as an adjective in the sense 'relating to manual labor'): via Old French or Latin from Greek mēkhanikos, from mēkhanē (see machine).

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