shaper

DEFINITIONS OF: shaper

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n a person who makes things

Synonyms:
maker
Examples:
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Adolphe Sax
a Belgian maker of musical instruments who invented the saxophone (1814-1894)
Nicola Amati
Italian violin maker in Cremona; taught the craft to Guarneri and Stradivari (1596-1684)
Peter Carl Faberge
Russian goldsmith noted for creating a series of jeweled and enameled Easter eggs for European royalty (1846-1920)
Andrea Guarneri
founder of a family of Italian violin makers (1626?-1698)
Guiseppe Guarneri
Italian violin maker and grandson of Andrea Guarneri (1687?-1745)
Milton Snavely Hershey
United States confectioner and philanthropist who created the model industrial town of Hershey, Pennsylvania; founded an industrial school for orphan boys (1857-1945)
Will Keith Kellog
United States food manufacturer who (with his brother) developed a breakfast cereal of crisp flakes of rolled and toasted wheat and corn; he established a company to manufacture the cereal (1860-1951)
Alfred Krupp
German arms manufacturer and son of Friedrich Krupp; his firm provided ordnance for German armies from the 1840s through World War II (1812-1887)
Peter Paul Mauser
German arms manufacturer and inventor of a repeating rifle and pistol (1838-1914)
Cyrus Hall McCormick
United States inventor and manufacturer of a mechanical harvester (1809-1884)
John Mercer
British maker of printed calico cloth who invented mercerizing (1791-1866)
Charles William Post
United States manufacturer of breakfast cereals and Postum (1854-1914)
Paul Revere
American silversmith remembered for his midnight ride (celebrated in a poem by Longfellow) to warn the colonists in Lexington and Concord that British troops were coming (1735-1818)
Betsy Griscom Ross
American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington (1752-1836)
Isaac Merrit Singer
United States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875)
Heinrich Engelhard Steinway
United States piano maker (born in Germany) who founded a famous piano manufacturing firm in New York (1797-1871)
Antonius Stradivarius
Italian violin maker who developed the modern violin and created violins of unequaled tonal quality (1644?-1737)
Eli Whitney
United States inventor of the mechanical cotton gin (1765-1825)
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basketmaker, basketweaver
someone skilled in weaving baskets
belt maker
a maker of belts
bookmaker
a maker of books; someone who edits or publishes or binds books
beer maker, brewer
someone who brews beer or ale from malt and hops and water
chandler
a maker (and seller) of candles and soap and oils and paints
cobbler, shoemaker
a person who makes or repairs shoes
candymaker, confectioner
someone who makes candies and other sweets
author, generator, source
someone who originates or causes or initiates something
glassmaker
someone who makes glass
hatmaker, hatter, milliner, modiste
someone who makes and sells hats
ironworker
a person who makes articles of iron
jeweler, jeweller, jewelry maker
someone who makes jewelry
maltman, maltster
a maker of malt
manufacturer, producer
someone who manufactures something
needleworker
someone who does work (as sewing or embroidery) with a needle
patternmaker
someone who makes patterns (as for sewing or carpentry or metalworking)
perfumer
a person who makes (and sells) perfumes
piano maker
a person who makes pianos
saddler
a maker and repairer and seller of equipment for horses
sailmaker
a maker of sails
shirtmaker
a maker of shirts
spinner, spinster, thread maker
someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads)
steelmaker, steelman, steelworker
a worker engaged in making steel
tentmaker
someone who makes or repairs tents
toolmaker
someone skilled in making or repairing tools
vintner, wine maker, winemaker
someone who makes wine
violin maker
someone who makes violins
horologer, horologist, watchmaker
someone who makes or repairs watches
wigmaker
someone who makes and sells wigs
arms manufacturer
someone who manufactures arms and munitions
boot maker, bootmaker
a maker of boots
brewer
the owner or manager of a brewery
candlemaker
a person who makes or sells candles
wax-chandler
one who deals in wax candles
coiner
someone who is a source of new words or new expressions
distiller
someone who distills alcoholic liquors
edger
a person who puts finishing edges on a garment
embroiderer
someone who ornaments with needlework
food manufacturer
a person who manufactures food products
garment worker, garment-worker, garmentmaker
a person who makes garments
gold-worker, goldsmith, goldworker
an artisan who makes jewelry and other objects out of gold
knitter
someone who makes garments (or fabrics) by intertwining yarn or thread
puddler
a worker who turns pig iron into wrought iron by puddling
sericulturist
a producer of raw silk
sewer
someone who sews
silver-worker, silversmith, silverworker
someone who makes or repairs articles of silver
Type of:
creator
a person who grows or makes or invents things

n a machine tool for shaping metal or wood

Synonyms:
shaping machine
Types:
lathe
machine tool for shaping metal or wood; the workpiece turns about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool
miller, milling machine
machine tool in which metal that is secured to a carriage is fed against rotating cutters that shape it
bench lathe
lathe mounted on a workbench
Type of:
machine tool
a powered machine for cutting or shaping or finishing metals or other materials
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