Definition of craftsman in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkrɑːf(t)smən
(or craftswoman)

noun (plural craftsmen or craftswomen)

  • 1A worker skilled in a particular craft: the tiles are handmade by trained craftsmen figurative those craftsmen of post-war fiction
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    • This is often due to the scarcity of skilled builders, craftsmen and gardeners.
    • Lower-paid workers include manual laborers, skilled craftsmen, and manufacturing and construction workers.
    • Come listen to a master craftsman work his trade as only he can.
    artisan, craftsperson, tradesman, tradeswoman, tradesperson, mechanic, technician, operative, maker, smith, wright, journeyman; skilled worker, dedicated worker, meticulous worker, master, expert, artist
    archaic artificer
    rare handicraftsman, handicraftswoman
  • 1.1 [usually as title] (In the UK) a qualified private soldier in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers: Craftsman Browne
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    • It was only in 1964 that the services of craftsman Alex Fairlie were enlisted to start the building of the company's distillery.
    • In the course of the walk you will see the spectacular work of the royal craftsmen.
    • During the second quarter two Royal craftsmen stepped forward to put things right.

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