Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun rare The performer of any work; a master workman.

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  • noun A craftsman who owns a workshop.

Etymologies

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work +‎ master

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

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

    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

  • 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, Complete The Challoner Revision

  • 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, Complete

  • 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, Old Testament — Part 2

  • 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)

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