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.
- Also British, draughts·man (for defs. 1-4) .
- drafts·man·ship, noun
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How to use draftsman in a sentence
In December 1731, an architect’s draftsman named Gonichon created a map considered the most accurate representation of New Orleans a decade after the engineer Pauger began clearing brush to build a capital.Deported From France as Convicts, These Women Helped Build New Orleans | Joan DeJean | April 26, 2022 | Time
Remarkably, one of the people we interviewed back in 2011, a carpenter and draftsman who suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is among those who remain on the hook for his student loans.Loan Forgiveness for Disabled Borrowers Was 10 Years in the Making | by Stephen Engelberg | September 8, 2021 | ProPublica
Erick Adams, a 54-year-old architectural draftsman, had arrived 15 minutes early.Date Lab: They were so instantly comfortable that our photographer asked if they had met before | Damona Hoffman | June 17, 2021 | Washington Post
The talented draftsman started off drawing cartoons for Hugh Hefner’s magazine in the 1950s, and later lived with him in his infamous party pad, where he wrote many of his beloved children’s books.
Jacobsen joined Johnson in his Connecticut office immediately after graduation but was fired within a year because of his poor skills as a draftsman.Hugh Newell Jacobsen, award-winning modernist architect, dies at 91 | Kathy Orton | March 4, 2021 | Washington Post
When twenty-two years of age he applied for, and got, a position as draftsman in a small company developing a motorcycle.Opportunities in Engineering | Charles M. Horton
Also plan to earn money while learning to be a draftsman and proof of big money paying positions in great industries.
No structure can be erected without plans drawn by a draftsman.
Your dad was a wonderful draftsman, Peg, commented Cleo, with her newly trained eye tracing the intricacies of the drawing board.The Girl Scouts at Camp Comalong | Lillian Garis
Remember, you are a draftsman and are going to outline that figure on the board.Sons and Fathers | Harry Stillwell Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for draftsman
- draftsmanship, noun
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