a person who is skillful or clever in devising ways of making things; inventor.
a skillful or artistic worker; craftsperson.
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How to use artificer in a sentence
Nay, fayth, thou art a reasonable neat artificer, giue the diuell his due.The Fatal Dowry | Philip Massinger
The artificer-engineer shouted, 'Now for it; don't forget what you have to do—21 knots, if she never does it again.'The Heroic Record of the British Navy | Archibald Hurd
Artifice, art′i-fis, n. artificer's work: a contrivance: a trick or fraud.
Gadallah worked with his father in the shop, and being a cunning artificer, assisted to support the family.
But the operations of this useful artificer were even more difficult than those of the stone-cutters.Smeaton and Lighthouses | John Smeaton
British Dictionary definitions for artificer
a skilled craftsman
a clever or inventive designer
a serviceman trained in mechanics
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