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draftsman

[ drafts-muhn, drahfts- ]
/ ˈdræfts mən, ˈdrɑfts- /
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noun, plural drafts·men.

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.

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Also British, draughts·man (for defs. 1-4) .

Origin of draftsman

First recorded in 1655–65; draft + 's1 + man

usage note for draftsman

See -man.

OTHER WORDS FROM draftsman

drafts·man·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for draftsman

draftsman
/ (ˈdrɑːftsmən) /

noun plural -men

the usual US spelling of draughtsman (def. 1), draughtsman (def. 2)

Derived forms of draftsman

draftsmanship, noun
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