mechanical drawing


: drawing done with the aid of instruments
: a drawing made with instruments

Example Sentences

She's taking a class in mechanical drawing. a detailed series of mechanical drawings
Recent Examples on the Web Her rejection from the school’s mechanical drawing course was also completely different from how she was accustomed to being treated at home. Carol Sutton Lewis, Scientific American, 22 Sep. 2022 Her father, Rodrigo Varo y Zejalvo, a hydraulic engineer, taught her mechanical drawing and encouraged her interest in art and science. New York Times, 24 Sep. 2021 As part of the architectural classes, Custen studied mechanical drawing, inspired by his father who was a mechanical engineer. Lyndi Mcnulty,, 14 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of mechanical drawing was in 1811

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Cite this Entry

“Mechanical drawing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

mechanical drawing

: drawing done with the aid of instruments (as compasses and squares)
: a drawing made with instruments

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