draftsman

noun drafts·man \ ˈdraf(t)-smən , ˈdräf(t)- \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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

draftsmanly

play \-lē\ adjective

draftsmanship

play \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of draftsman in a Sentence

  1. Her use of color is not outstanding, but she is a first-rate draftsman.

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First Known Use of draftsman

1663


DRAFTSMAN Defined for English Language Learners

draftsman

noun

Definition of draftsman for English Language Learners

  • : a person whose job is to make drawings that will be used to make machines, buildings, etc.

  • : someone who writes an official or legal document (such as a law) based on the ideas that have been officially discussed

  • : an artist who draws well


Law Dictionary

draftsman

noun drafts·man \ ˈdrafts-mən \

legal Definition of draftsman

: a person who prepares or composes legal or legislative documents

draftsmanship

noun

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