artificer

noun ar·ti·fi·cer \ är-ˈti-fə-sər , ˈär-tə-fə-sər \

Definition of artificer

1 : a skilled or artistic worker or craftsman
2 : one that makes or contrives : deviser
  • had been the artificer of his own fortunes
  • The Times Literary Supplement (London)

Examples of artificer in a Sentence

  1. the oil tycoon insisted that the best stone masons, cabinetmakers, and artificers in every other craft be employed to create a mansion of unequalled splendor

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First Known Use of artificer

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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