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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Mapmaker, mapmaker draw me a map: The redistricting process isn’t over yet, with lawsuits filed in 14 states challenging the congressional lines, per the New York Times. Chuck Todd, NBC News, 13 Mar. 2023 Senate Democrats' mapmaker criticized Wise's map for having too many divided cities. Jessie Balmert, The Enquirer, 14 Sep. 2021 Child went on to serve in the diplomatic service, meet and marry artist-turned-mapmaker Paul Child, discover a love of cooking and become the first bona fide star of public television. Elvia Limón, Los Angeles Times, 17 Aug. 2022 When the mapmaker is sent on a perilous expedition to uncharted seas, Sai goes along, and the journey proves to be life-changing in many ways. Karen Macpherson, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2022 How did the mapmaker decide which records to draw on? Julie Rehmeyer, Discover Magazine, 7 Nov. 2018 Twelve-year-old Sai has lucked into a prestigious position as assistant to Mangkon’s greatest mapmaker, Paiyoon Wongyai. Karen Macpherson, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2022 Another thoroughgoing work of pop scholarship, this one from a Spanish singer, songwriter and producer for whom cultural boundaries exert all the weight of ink on a mapmaker’s paper. Los Angeles Times, 4 Dec. 2022 Aaron Reiss is a multimedia journalist, researcher and mapmaker. New York Times, 5 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mapmaker was in 1598

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“Mapmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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

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