loftsman

[ lawfts-muhn, lofts- ]

noun,plural lofts·men.Shipbuilding.
  1. a person who prepares molds and patterns.

Origin of loftsman

1
First recorded in 1900–05; loft + 's1 + man

usage note For loftsman

See -man.

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British Dictionary definitions for loftsman

loftsman

/ (ˈlɒftsmən) /


nounplural -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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