- a worker in charge.
- a person who is master of a craft.
Origin of master workman
late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75
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Examples from the Web for master workman
He was more of a man when he was at least a master-workman and not merely a master.Eugenics and Other Evils
G. K. Chesterton
He may toil in the same service, but not in the same rank, as the master-workman.The History of Freedom
John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Together these two powers qualify you for the master-workman.A Fleece of Gold
Charles Stewart Given
The two men are guided in their disposition of the strokes chiefly by the hammer of the master-workman.Popular Technology; Volume 2
He knew himself to be in the scheme of a master-workman, and by-and-by he would blunt the chisel and bend the saw; but not yet.The Weavers, Complete