Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A craftsman who owns a workshop.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The performer of any work; a master workman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The author, designer, producer, or performer of a work, especially of a great, or important work; a skilled workman or artificer.
  • n. A superintendent of work.

Etymologies

work +‎ master (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Peter Carl Fabergé designer Mikhail Perkhin, workmaster Imperial Blue Serpent Egg Gold, blue guilloche enamel, opalescent white enamel, diamonds, sapphires

    'Artistic Luxury': 100-Year-Old Bling

  • And this indeed is formed, that it may be a tune; and therefore (as I said) the matter of the sound is before the form of the tune; not before, through any power it hath to make it a tune; for a sound is no way the workmaster of the tune; but is something corporeal, subjected to the soul which singeth, whereof to make a tune.

    The Confessions

  • So every craftsman and workmaster that laboureth night and day, he who maketh graven seals, and by his continual diligence varieth the figure: he shall give his mind to the resemblance of the picture, and by his watching shall finish the work.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Book 26: Ecclesiasticus The Challoner Revision

  • Brown, already with a distinguished record in the Confederate States Navy to his credit, was appointed supervisory workmaster for the completing and arming of the boat.

    War-time sketches : historical and otherwise,

  • And who but Thou could be the workmaster of such wonders?

    The Ninth Book

  • RALEIGH -- Whosoever is the workman, it is reason he should give an account of his work to his workmaster.

    State Trials, Political and Social Volume 1 (of 2)

  • So is every artificer and workmaster, that passeth his time by night as by day; they that cut gravings of signets, and his diligence is to make great variety; he will set his heart to preserve likeness in his portraiture, and will be wakeful to finish his work.

    Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature

  • "So every carpenter and workmaster, that laboreth night and day," &c. Ver.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 03 (of 12)

  • This handle made by the workmaster Michail Perchin for faberge, it was enamelled, gold, bowenite and rose diamond mounted.

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  • There are in Plutarke many ample discourses most worthy to be knowne: for in my judgement, he is the chiefe workmaster of such works, whereof there are a thousand, whereat he hath but slightly glanced; for with his finger he doth but point us out a way to walke in, if we list; and is sometimes pleased to give but a touch at the quickest and maine point of a discourse, from whence they are by diligent studie to be drawne, and so brought into open market.

    Of the Institution and Education of Children. To the Ladie Diana of Foix, Countesse of Gurson.

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