[ 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) .
usage note for draftsman
OTHER WORDS FROM draftsmandrafts·man·ship, noun
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How to use draftsman in a sentence
Good painters with a draftsmanship quality in their painting.The Art World’s New Gang War|Anthony Haden-Guest|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But unfortunately exaggeration happened to be inherent in the draftsmanship of both Cruikshank and Browne.Life of Charles Dickens|Frank Marzials
I'm learning a heap about draftsmanship at the Trailer factory.Plowing On Sunday|Sterling North
A collection of problems presented in the form of 25 plates excellent in draftsmanship.Handicraft for Girls|Idabelle McGlauflin
Maybe it could have been useful for that if there had been a single man who knew anything about draftsmanship.The Sky Is Falling|Lester del Rey
Keith had neither aptitude nor interest for draftsmanship, being curiously set toward the written word.The Soul of a Child|Edwin Bjorkman
British Dictionary definitions for draftsman
/ (ˈdrɑːftsmən) /
noun plural -men
the usual US spelling of draughtsman (def. 1), draughtsman (def. 2)
Derived forms of draftsmandraftsmanship, noun
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