map·​mak·​er ˈmap-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce mapmaker (audio)
mapmaking noun

Examples of mapmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shared Collections Maps, Power, and Identity The Ancient East Asian Maps Collection at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology demonstrates the power held and discursive work done by mapmakers. JSTOR Daily, 24 June 2024 The South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, which challenged the state’s map along with other groups, said there were signs that mapmakers were focused on race. Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY, 23 May 2024 The majority argued the mapmakers were only trying to aid Republicans, not functionally disenfranchise Black people. Joseph Wilkinson, New York Daily News, 23 May 2024 And so the lower court found that South Carolina’s mapmakers chopped up Charleston County, including many white voters from that county in the First District, while excluding nearly 80 percent of Charleston’s Black population. Ian Millhiser, Vox, 23 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for mapmaker 

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mapmaker was in 1598

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“Mapmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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