draftsman

noun
drafts·​man | \ ˈdraf(t)-smən How to pronounce draftsman (audio) , ˈdräf(t)- \

Definition of draftsman

1 : a person who draws plans and sketches (as of machinery or structures)
2 : a person who draws legal documents or other writings
3 : an artist who excels in drawing

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Other Words from draftsman

draftsmanly \ ˈdraf(t)-​smən-​lē How to pronounce draftsman (audio) , ˈdräf(t)-​ \ adjective
draftsmanship \ ˈdraf(t)-​smən-​ˌship How to pronounce draftsman (audio) , ˈdräf(t)-​ \ noun

Examples of draftsman in a Sentence

Her use of color is not outstanding, but she is a first-rate draftsman.
Recent Examples on the Web James attended the Illinois Institute of Technology and Wilson Junior College in Chicago and worked as a junior engineer draftsman before he was drafted in 1943. Nathan Solis, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Feb. 2022 James attended the Illinois Institute of Technology and Wilson Junior College in Chicago and worked as a junior engineer draftsman before he was drafted in 1943. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 10 Feb. 2022 James attended the Illinois Institute of Technology and Wilson Junior College in Chicago and worked as a junior engineer draftsman before he was drafted in 1943. Nathan Solis, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Feb. 2022 On the other side of the family, my mother’s father was a draftsman and pattern maker. Lyndi Mcnulty, Baltimore Sun, 20 Mar. 2022 James attended the Illinois Institute of Technology and Wilson Junior College in Chicago and worked as a junior engineer draftsman before he was drafted in 1943. Nathan Solis, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Feb. 2022 James attended the Illinois Institute of Technology and Wilson Junior College in Chicago and worked as a junior engineer draftsman before he was drafted in 1943. Nathan Solis, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Feb. 2022 James attended the Illinois Institute of Technology and Wilson Junior College in Chicago and worked as a junior engineer draftsman before he was drafted in 1943. Nathan Solis, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Feb. 2022 James attended the Illinois Institute of Technology and Wilson Junior College in Chicago and worked as a junior engineer draftsman before he was drafted in 1943. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 12 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of draftsman

1663, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 May 2022

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“Draftsman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/draftsman. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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draftsman

noun
drafts·​man | \ ˈdrafts-mən How to pronounce draftsman (audio) \

Legal Definition of draftsman

: a person who prepares or composes legal or legislative documents

Other Words from draftsman

draftsmanship noun

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