Definition of mechanic in English:


Line breaks: mech|an¦ic
Pronunciation: /mɪˈkanɪk


  • 1A skilled worker who repairs and maintains vehicle engines and other machinery: a car mechanic
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    • 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.
    technician, engineer, artificer, repairman, serviceman, greaser
    informal mech, grease monkey
  • 2 archaic A manual labourer or artisan: the Mechanics' Institute


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

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