[drafts-muh n, drahfts-]
- a person employed in making mechanical drawings, as of machines, structures, etc.
- a person who draws sketches, plans, or designs.
- an artist exceptionally skilled in drawing: Matisse was a superb draftsman.
- a person who draws up documents.
- draughtsman(def 1).
Also British, draughts·man (for defs 1–4).
Origin of draftsman
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Examples from the Web for draftsman
Robespierre was the draftsman, and the text of it still remains in his own writing.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3)
You never employed a draftsman of his class to give you plans?The Trial of Charles Random de Berenger, Sir Thomas Cochrane,
William Brodie Gurney
You know, a draftsman always makes his drawing in pencil first.Sixes and Sevens
He is a draftsman for those old skinflints Cartner and Dillson.Probability
Remember, you are a draftsman and are going to outline that figure on the board.Sons and Fathers
Harry Stillwell Edwards
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Word Origin and History for draftsman
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