[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 draftsmanship
Good painters with a draftsmanship quality in their painting.The Art World’s New Gang War
May 1, 2014
The papal legate who arranged the treaty is not to be congratulated on his draftsmanship.Medival Wales
A. G. Little
In draftsmanship and refinement of design these problems are of superior quality.Bird Houses Boys Can Build
Albert F. Siepert
I'm learning a heap about draftsmanship at the Trailer factory.Plowing On Sunday
Keith had neither aptitude nor interest for draftsmanship, being curiously set toward the written word.The Soul of a Child
Years ago a student, William Sidney Pittman, showed a particular aptitude for carpentry and draftsmanship.Booker T. Washington
Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe
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Word Origin and History for draftsmanship
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