[ drafts-muhn, drahfts- ]
/ ˈdræfts mən, ˈdrɑfts- /
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noun, plural draughts·men.British.
a checker, as used in the game of checkers.
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Origin of draughtsman

First recorded in 1655–65; draught + -s3 + man

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British Dictionary definitions for draughtsman


US draftsman

/ (ˈdrɑːftsmən) /

noun plural -men
Also called (feminine): draughtswoman a person who practises or is qualified in mechanical drawing, employed to prepare detailed scale drawings of machinery, buildings, devices, etc
Also called (feminine): draughtswoman a person skilled in drawing
British any of the 12 flat thick discs used by each player in the game of draughtsUS and Canadian equivalent: checker

Derived forms of draughtsman

draughtsmanship or US draftsmanship, noun
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