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mechanic

Line breaks: mech|an¦ic
Pronunciation: /mɪˈkanɪk
 
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Definition of mechanic in English:

noun

1A skilled worker who repairs and maintains vehicle engines and other 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, artificer, repairman, serviceman, greaser
informal mech, grease monkey
2 archaic A manual labourer or artisan: the Mechanics' Institute

Origin

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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