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draftsman

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noun drafts·man \ˈdraf(t)-smən, ˈdräf(t)-\

Simple Definition of draftsman

  • : a person whose job is to make drawings that will be used to make machines, buildings, etc.

  • : someone who writes an official or legal document (such as a law) based on the ideas that have been officially discussed

  • : an artist who draws well

Full Definition of draftsman

  1. 1 :  a person who draws plans and sketches (as of machinery or structures)

  2. 2 :  a person who draws legal documents or other writings

  3. 3 :  an artist who excels in drawing

drafts·man·ly play \-lē\ adjective
drafts·man·ship play \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of draftsman

  1. Her use of color is not outstanding, but she is a first-rate draftsman.



1663

First Known Use of draftsman

1663


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