- mecca balsam,
- mechanic's lien,
- mechanical advantage,
- mechanical alternation,
- mechanical antidote
Origin of mechanic
Examples from the Web for mechanic
It plugs into the same port that a mechanic uses to check the computer, and it works on most cars made after 1996.
“I just had dreamed of becoming a mechanic one day,” she says.
A translator working with The Daily Beast said he brings his vehicle into the mechanic every two weeks to fix the suspension.
She hopes to become a mechanic or a driver for an NGO, many of which, she says, prefer to hire women over men.
But as the mechanic pointed out, the illegal drugs could just as easily have been weapons or explosives.Who’s Minding the Planes? Airlines’ Overlooked Security Risk|William J. McGee|July 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The music that is written shows whether its composer was an artist or a mechanic in music.Spirit and Music|H. Ernest Hunt
Have ordered one of crew who is a bit of a mechanic to work at the brass-bound chest till he gets it open.The Mystery|Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
If that mechanic had read the Greek tragedians he would have known that Nemesis must needs come soon.Through East Anglia in a Motor Car|J. E. (James Edmund) Vincent
Not a mechanic or a laborer goes to work for a merchant, but he carries home a bottle of rum.A Collection of Essays and Fugitiv Writings|Noah Webster
Her father had been a day laborer, her husband was a mechanic.
Word Origin for mechanic
late 14c., "pertaining to or involving mechanical labor" (now usually mechanical), also "having to do with tools," from Latin mechanicus, from Greek mekhanikos "full of resources, inventive, ingenious," literally "mechanical, pertaining to machines," from mekhane (see machine (n.)). Meaning "of the nature of or pertaining to machines" is from 1620s.
"manual laborer," late 14c., from Latin mechanicus, from Greek mekhanikos "an engineer," noun use of adjective meaning "full of resources, inventive, ingenious" (see mechanic (adj.)). Sense of "one who is employed in manual labor, a handicraft worker, an artisan" (chief sense through early 19c.) is attested from 1560s. Sense of "skilled workman who is concerned with making or repair of machinery" is from 1660s, but not the main sense until the rise of the automobile.