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[lawfts-muh n, lofts-]
noun, plural lofts·men. Shipbuilding.
  1. a person who prepares molds and patterns.
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Origin of loftsman

First recorded in 1900–05; loft + 's1 + man1

Usage note

See -man.
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British Dictionary definitions for loftsman


noun plural -men
  1. a person who reproduces in actual size a draughtsman's design for a ship or an aircraft, working on the floor of a building (mould loft) with a large floor area
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