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working drawing

an accurately measured and detailed drawing of a structure, machine, etc., or of any part of one, used as a guide to workers in constructing it.
Origin of working drawing
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • (h) Make potter's working drawing, full size (See Plate 26).

    Industrial Arts Design William H. Varnum
  • A working drawing is a useful thing; an idea in one's head is all very well.

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • The working drawing should also be in partial sections to show the construction of the interior of the ware.

    Industrial Arts Design William H. Varnum
  • This is actually done with the working drawing by the inlay cutter.

    Line and Form (1900) Walter Crane
  • Square up the top in the usual manner to the size indicated in the working drawing.

    Mission Furniture H. H. Windsor
  • The cartoon being made, the next thing is to make the working drawing.

    The Bases of Design Walter Crane
  • Figure 24 is a working drawing of such a cabinet, which may be made by a local carpenter or by the older boys of the school.

  • Plate 26 suggests the sequential progression of steps leading to the potter's working drawing.

    Industrial Arts Design William H. Varnum
  • Transfer the bevels carefully from your working drawing to the wood, and saw as exactly to the lines as you can.

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
  • Consulting his working drawing he makes an accurate list of the different pieces that will be required.

British Dictionary definitions for working drawing

working drawing

a scale drawing of a part or assembly that provides a guide for manufacture
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