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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. 2018.
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  • He remained there for two years, employing his spare time in mechanical drawing.

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  • I won the eighth-grade prize in arithmetic and mechanical drawing.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • Besides the shop-work there is a well-organized course in mechanical drawing.

    The New Education Scott Nearing
  • I taught blacksmithing, carpentering, and mechanical drawing.

  • 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.

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    Enrico Caruso and Luisa Tetrazzini
  • The classes are held in separate rooms, and boys in addition learn modelling and mechanical drawing.

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  • Value to plumber of knowledge of drawing; tools required and their use; common views needed in mechanical drawing.

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  • Some acquaintance with mechanical drawing is also desirable but not absolutely necessary.

    The Training of a Forester Gifford Pinchot
  • The former, compared with the latter, is like free-hand drawing compared with mechanical drawing.

    Ways of Nature John Burroughs
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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