master mechanic



a mechanic, especially one who is thoroughly skilled, in charge of other mechanics.

Origin of master mechanic

First recorded in 1830–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for master mechanic

Historical Examples of master mechanic

  • "I am," returned the master-mechanic unfeelingly, and he kept his word.

    The Nerve of Foley

    Frank H. Spearman

  • The superintendent was already in his office talking to the master-mechanic.

    The Nerve of Foley

    Frank H. Spearman

  • "I thought you would," said the master-mechanic, without releasing him.

  • "He's wit' himself, as a master-mechanic shu'd be," said Callahan.

    The Grafters

    Francis Lynde

  • He had everything figured out for the master-mechanic—the shrewd, kindly old man.

    The Nerve of Foley

    Frank H. Spearman