craftsman

noun crafts·man \ ˈkraf(t)s-mən \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

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

craftsmanlike

play \ˈkraf(t)s-mən-ˌlīk\ adjective

craftsmanly

play \ˈkraf(t)s-mən-lē\ adjective

craftsmanship

play \ˈkraf(t)s-mən-ˌship\ noun

Examples of craftsman in a Sentence

  1. Skilled craftsmen carved the enormous mantel.

  2. He is a master craftsman who works with marble.

  3. As a writer he has developed into a true craftsman.

Recent Examples of craftsman from the Web

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First Known Use of craftsman

13th century


CRAFTSMAN Defined for English Language Learners

craftsman

noun

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

craftsman

noun crafts·man \ ˈkrafts-mən \

Definition of craftsman for Students

plural craftsmen \-mən\
1 :a person who works at a trade or handicraft
2 :a highly skilled worker


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