machinist

noun ma·chin·ist \ mə-ˈshē-nist \

Definition of machinist

1 a :a worker who fabricates, assembles, or repairs machinery
b :a craftsman skilled in the use of machine tools
c :one who operates a machine
2 archaic :a person in charge of the mechanical aspects of a theatrical production
3 :a warrant officer who supervises machinery and engine operation

Examples of machinist in a Sentence

  1. He is a machinist at the factory.

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First Known Use of machinist

circa 1706


MACHINIST Defined for English Language Learners

machinist

noun

Definition of machinist for English Language Learners

  • : a person who makes, repairs, or operates machines


MACHINIST Defined for Kids

machinist

noun ma·chin·ist \ mə-ˈshē-nist \

Definition of machinist for Students

:a person who makes or works on machines

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