watchmaker

[ woch-mey-ker ]
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noun
  1. a person whose occupation it is to make and repair watches.

Origin of watchmaker

1
First recorded in 1620–30; watch + maker

Other words from watchmaker

  • watchmaking, noun

Words Nearby watchmaker

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How to use watchmaker in a sentence

  • Thus pondering, she moved forward with hasty strides until she arrived at the watchmaker's habitation.

    The Fortunes of Nigel | Sir Walter Scott
  • Mary's father, Walter Gray, was employed at a watchmaker's of repute.

    Mary Gray | Katharine Tynan
  • The inference from a watch to a watchmaker is clearly conclusive.

British Dictionary definitions for watchmaker

watchmaker

/ (ˈwɒtʃˌmeɪkə) /


noun
  1. a person who makes or mends watches

Derived forms of watchmaker

  • watchmaking, noun

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