Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A man who draws plans or designs, as of structures to be built.
  • noun A man who draws, especially an artist.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who draws or prepares plans, sketches, or designs; one skilled in drawing.
  • noun One who draws up a written instrument; one skilled in the preparation of pleadings and conveyances.
  • noun One who drinks drams; a tippler.
  • noun A piece or “man” used in the game of checkers or draughts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See draughtsman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US Alternative form of draughtsman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an artist skilled at drawing
  • noun a skilled worker who draws plans of buildings or machines

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Examples

  • Uncle Amado walks to Lundeen and Hillfinger, the architectural firm where he works as a mere draftsman, which is near the domed courthouse that squats right in the middle of downtown.

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  • None of the documents referred to their draftsman.

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  • None of the documents referred to their draftsman.

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  • None of the documents referred to their draftsman.

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  • Hamilton Burger called a draftsman who produced plans of the Kent residence.

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  • Then gaining some insight into the manner in which the deed had been drawn, he would conclude that the draftsman was a specialist who had had long practice in this particular kind of work, but who now worked almost as it might be said automatically and without consciousness, and found it difficult to depart from a habitual method of procedure.

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  • Then gaining some insight into the manner in which the deed had been drawn, he would conclude that the draftsman was a specialist who had had long practice in this particular kind of work, but who now worked almost as it might be said automatically and without consciousness, and found it difficult to depart from a habitual method of procedure.

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  • Galileo the draftsman was a master of the Renaissance visual arts innovation of perspective, said art history professor Robert Williams.

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  • Galileo the draftsman was a master of the Renaissance visual arts innovation of perspective, said art history professor Robert Williams.

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  • I have to agree with eric here, 'draftsman' and 'illustrator' fit the bill to me although I can see where draftsman is too gender specific.

    Draughtsman

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