- a mechanic, especially one who is thoroughly skilled, in charge of other mechanics.
Origin of master mechanic
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for master mechanic
"I am," returned the master-mechanic unfeelingly, and he kept his word.
The superintendent was already in his office talking to the master-mechanic.
"I thought you would," said the master-mechanic, without releasing him.The Taming of Red Butte Western
"He's wit' himself, as a master-mechanic shu'd be," said Callahan.The Grafters
He had everything figured out for the master-mechanic—the shrewd, kindly old man.