craftsman

noun
crafts·​man | \ ˈkraf(t)s-mən How to pronounce craftsman (audio) \

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

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Other Words from craftsman

craftsmanlike \ ˈkraf(t)s-​mən-​ˌlīk How to pronounce craftsmanlike (audio) \ adjective
craftsmanly \ ˈkraf(t)s-​mən-​lē How to pronounce craftsmanly (audio) \ adjective
craftsmanship \ ˈkraf(t)s-​mən-​ˌship How to pronounce craftsmanship (audio) \ 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.
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It’s Europe’s longest bridge with buildings that are inhabited, and the people who live above the shops are all local artists or craftsmen. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Touring Germany’s Most Festive Christmas Markets," 18 Dec. 2018 Cloudlift Cellars 2015 Stratus petit verdot, Yakima Valley, $32: Tom Stangeland is a winemaker and furniture craftsman in South Seattle, building a reputation for crafting wines of structure and depth. Andy Perdue, The Seattle Times, "DeLille Cellars’ 2015 Harrison Hill is Andy Perdue’s Wine of the Year," 26 Oct. 2018 Inside, no expense was spared when decking the home with authentic European features, like ornate mahogany ceilings and fireplaces made by craftsmen in Italy and Greece and a 22-foot-high front door imported from France. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "You'll Never Guess Where This Spanish-Inspired Castle Is Located," 9 Sep. 2015 Operating inside a craftsman home at 4115 S.E. Yamhill St., the day care offered organic food, boasted online about offering yoga and sign language for kids, and even provided after-hours care so parents could occasionally go out for date nights. Brad Schmidt, OregonLive.com, "Oregon failed to identify day care owner's checkered past before new allegations," 6 June 2018 The collections mix his streetwise sensibility—Spring 2011 features gowns to look like T-shirts tucked into skirts—with his skill as a craftsman. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "A Brief History of Raf Simons’s Storied Career in Fashion," 22 Dec. 2018 At a stall near the beach, surrounded by fierce posters of the Ten Commandments, a craftsman has worked his way through a huge stack of conch shells, grinding them into small sculptures and jewelry. Horatio Clare, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why You Should Go to Belize Now," 21 Dec. 2018 Keen has become a true craftsman, but that wasn’t always his path. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Big Air For a Higher Purpose," 6 Dec. 2018 Among the casualties of the new development is the Hinhayat watch shop, which was established in 1907 by a Bulgarian craftsman. Samy Magdy, Fox News, "Egypt razes historical Cairo district, angering residents," 15 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of craftsman

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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craftsman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of craftsman

: a person (especially a man) who makes beautiful objects by hand
: a person (especially a man) who is very skilled at doing something

craftsman

noun
crafts·​man | \ ˈkrafts-mən How to pronounce craftsman (audio) \
plural craftsmen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of craftsman

1 : a person who works at a trade or handicraft
2 : a highly skilled worker

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