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time-served

adjective
  1. (of a craftsman or tradesman) having completed an apprenticeship; fully trained and competenta time-served mechanic
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Historical Examples

  • He is a time-served French soldier, and works in a big wood just near here.

    Letters from France

    Isaac Alexander Mack