Definition of machinist in English:

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Pronunciation: /məˈʃiːnɪst/


1A person who operates a machine, especially a machine tool or a sewing machine.
Example sentences
  • Big or small, companies employed mainly skilled machinists, machine operators, and precision assemblers.
  • They operate a machinists ' training program that funnels people into the employment pipeline at local automotive companies.
  • At the south end of the huge building Kelly entered a room with a long glove box system and white-suited machinists and chemical operators.
1.1A person who makes machinery.
Example sentences
  • Now, I'm looking around and I see skilled trades people pulling down serious money - deep into six figures - cabinet makers, machinists, carpenters, mechanics.
  • There was slave labor available, but shipwrights, machinists, sailmakers, and all the skilled trades required in shipbuilding were in critically short supply.
  • Mostly, they are skilled workers, such as carpenters, machinists, painters, wood finishers, tool makers, railroad workers, garage mechanics.

Words that rhyme with machinist


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