draughtsman

[ drafts-muh n, drahfts- ]
/ ˈdræfts mən, ˈdrɑfts- /

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 + man1

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Definition for draughtsman (2 of 2)

draftsman
[ drafts-muh n, drahfts- ]
/ ˈdræfts mən, ˈdrɑfts- /

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

Origin of draftsman

First recorded in 1655–65; draft + 's1 + man1

usage note for draftsman

See -man.

OTHER WORDS FROM draftsman

drafts·man·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for draughtsman (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for draughtsman (2 of 2)

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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