Definition of craftsman
1 : a worker who practices a trade or handicraft
2 : one who creates or performs with skill or dexterity especially in the manual arts jewelry made by European craftsmen
craftsmanlikeplay \ˈkraf(t)s-mən-ˌlīk\ adjective
craftsmanlyplay \ˈkraf(t)s-mən-lē\ adjective
craftsmanshipplay \ˈkraf(t)s-mən-ˌship\ noun
Examples of craftsman in a Sentence
Skilled craftsmen carved the enormous mantel.
He is a master craftsman who works with marble.
As a writer he has developed into a true craftsman.
First Known Use of craftsman
CRAFTSMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of craftsman for English Language Learners
: a person (especially a man) who makes beautiful objects by hand
: a person (especially a man) who is very skilled at doing something
CRAFTSMAN Defined for Kids
Definition of craftsman for Students
1 : a person who works at a trade or handicraft
2 : a highly skilled worker
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