a person who repairs and maintains machinery, motors, etc.: an automobile mechanic.
a worker who is skilled in the use of tools, machines, equipment, etc.
Slang. a person skilled in the dishonest handling of cards, dice, or other objects used in games of chance.
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How to use mechanic in a sentence
Mustard is working to supplant — or at least augment — some of that pricey coaching with the launch of a new mobile app designed to analyze an athlete’s mechanics and offer corrective tips to help them improve.Mustard raises $1.7M to improve athletic mechanics with AI | Brian Heater | September 4, 2020 | TechCrunch
In addition to the vortex work, he and his students have been busy exploring “topological mechanics,” which involves teasing out strange, quantum-like properties in systems composed of a large number of identical rotating objects.An Unexpected Twist Lights Up the Secrets of Turbulence | David H. Freedman | September 3, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
Baggott’s obsession with quantum mechanics is not driven by public demand.Your Guide to the Many Meanings of Quantum Mechanics - Facts So Romantic | Sabine Hossenfelder | September 3, 2020 | Nautilus
Sabine Hossenfelder is a Research Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies where she works on modifications of general relativity, phenomenological quantum gravity, and the foundations of quantum mechanics.Your Guide to the Many Meanings of Quantum Mechanics - Facts So Romantic | Sabine Hossenfelder | September 3, 2020 | Nautilus
Afterward, he is willing to rely on brute mechanics to outplay enemies, by bringing in a completely unorthodox chain of moves which give him the advantage.
A car mechanic who goes by the name “Big Perm” said he noticed a change in the neighborhood.
One trucker did shout an obscenity, and a musclebound mechanic told them to go and do something useful like study.
Sure, the story makes no sense, but look how tight that shooting mechanic is!The Cake Is a Lie: Sexism Isn’t a Boss Gamer Girls Can Beat | Emily V Gordon | July 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It plugs into the same port that a mechanic uses to check the computer, and it works on most cars made after 1996.
Even the most sketch-ball, scheming car mechanic knows how much those brake pads cost.‘Code Black’: An M.D. on How to Fix Our Emergency Room Crisis | Ryan McGarry | June 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You will find these two traits in every grade of Scotch life—in tradesman, mechanic, and peasant.Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell
Mr. Parsons lost no time; and, skilled mechanic that he was, commenced his work at once.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
All the money saved by this skillful mechanic and his thrifty wife was gone, and this girl had to go to work.The Leaven in a Great City | Lillian William Betts
Besides being the best boss mechanic in the West, he was a first-class fighting man, with a clear head and nerve to burn.The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
I left the master-mechanic at the door of a Greek eat-shop that he patronized and went on up to the Bullard.The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
British Dictionary definitions for mechanic
a person skilled in maintaining or operating machinery, motors, etc
archaic a common labourer
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