from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A musical performer who makes music by squeezing air through the hands

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who works with the hands; an artificer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An artificer; a workman.
  • n. One who teaches the deaf and dumb by means of the manual alphabet or method.


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