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mechanical drawing

drawing, as of machinery, done with the aid of rulers, scales, compasses, etc.
Origin of mechanical drawing
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Some acquaintance with mechanical drawing is also desirable but not absolutely necessary.

    The Training of a Forester Gifford Pinchot
  • He remained there for two years, employing his spare time in mechanical drawing.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • The classes are held in separate rooms, and boys in addition learn modelling and mechanical drawing.

    In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • I won the eighth-grade prize in arithmetic and mechanical drawing.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • Pencils for mechanical drawing should be sharpened with a chisel point, and those for freehand work with a round point.

  • I taught blacksmithing, carpentering, and mechanical drawing.

  • The mechanical drawing is spoiled by being made artistic, and the work of the artist by becoming mechanical.

    The Fair Haven Samuel Butler
  • The Head landed me with an impot for that mouse-business at mechanical drawing.

    A Diversity of Creatures Rudyard Kipling
  • The boy took little interest in his new work, but showed some aptitude for mechanical drawing and calligraphy.

    Caruso and Tetrazzini on the Art of Singing Enrico Caruso and Luisa Tetrazzini
  • Value to plumber of knowledge of drawing; tools required and their use; common views needed in mechanical drawing.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
British Dictionary definitions for mechanical drawing

mechanical drawing

a drawing to scale of a machine, machine component, architectural plan, etc, from which dimensions can be taken for manufacture
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