from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of draughtsman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See draughtsman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


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