Primary Meanings of artificer

a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
an enlisted man responsible for the upkeep of small arms and machine guns etc.
Full Definitions of artificer

n a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft

artisan, craftsman, journeyman
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William Morris
English poet and craftsman (1834-1896)
Thomas Chippendale
a British cabinetmaker remembered for his graceful designs (especially of chairs) which influenced his contemporaries (1718-1779)
(New Testament) husband of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus
Josiah Spode
English potter who started a pottery famous for its bone china (1754-1827)
Seth Thomas
United States clockmaker who introduced mass production (1785-1859)
Josiah Wedgwood
English potter (1730-1795)
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beautician, cosmetician
someone who works in a beauty parlor
a worker whose trade is binding books
a craftsman skilled in building with bricks
clockmaker, clocksmith
someone whose occupation is making or repairing clocks and watches
a craftsman who makes the bodies of motor vehicles
construction worker, hard hat
a worker skilled in building offices or dwellings etc.
barrel maker, cooper
a craftsman who makes or repairs wooden barrels or tubs
someone who makes articles from copper
a craftsman who curries leather for use
die-sinker, diemaker, diesinker
someone who makes dies
someone skilled in blowing bottles from molten glass
glass cutter, glass-cutter, glassworker, glazer, glazier
someone who cuts flat glass to size
gold-beater, goldbeater
an artisan who beats gold into gold leaf
hairdresser, hairstylist, styler, stylist
someone who cuts or beautifies hair
a craftsman who makes stringed instruments (as lutes or guitars or violins)
machinist, mechanic, shop mechanic
a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools
mason, stonemason
a craftsman who works with stone or brick
someone who works in a mill (especially a grain mill)
paperer, paperhanger
one whose occupation is decorating walls with wallpaper
pipe fitter, plumber
a craftsman who installs and repairs pipes and fixtures and appliances
ceramicist, ceramist, potter, thrower
a craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln
someone who rigs ships
a craftsman who lays or repairs roofs
rope-maker, ropemaker, roper
a craftsman who makes ropes
a craftsman who installs and maintains equipment for ventilating or heating or refrigerating
a craftsman who tans skins and hides
animal stuffer, stuffer, taxidermist
a craftsman who stuffs and mounts the skins of animals for display
a craftsman who upholsters furniture
a craftsman who weaves cloth
joins pieces of metal by welding them together
window dresser, window trimmer
someone who decorates shop windows
woodman, woodsman, woodworker
makes things out of wood
someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination)
a hairdresser who cuts hair and shaves beards as a trade
cabinetmaker, furniture maker
a woodworker who specializes in making furniture
a woodworker who makes or repairs wooden objects
a workman who makes and repairs carts and wagons
a man hairdresser
a woman hairdresser
a woodworker whose work involves making things by joining pieces of wood
a beautician who cleans and trims and polishes the fingernails
a workman who designs or erects mills and milling machinery
ploughwright, plowwright
a workman who makes and repairs plows
ship builder, shipbuilder, shipwright
a carpenter who helps build and launch wooden vessels
a woodworker who joins pieces of wood with a splice
spot welder, spot-welder
a welder who does spot welding
someone skilled in making a roof from plant stalks or foliage
a hairdresser who tints hair
waggonwright, wagonwright, wainwright
a wagon maker
wheeler, wheelwright
someone who makes and repairs wooden wheels
carver, woodcarver
makes decorative wooden panels
Type of:
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker
a worker who has acquired special skills

n someone who is the first to think of or make something

discoverer, inventor
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Alexander Graham Bell
United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922)
Sir Henry Bessemer
British inventor and metallurgist who developed the Bessemer process (1813-1898)
John Moses Browning
United States inventor of firearms (especially automatic pistols and repeating rifles and a machine gun called the Peacemaker) (1855-1926)
William Seward Burroughs
United States inventor who patented the first practical adding machine (1855-1898)
Father of the Submarine
American inventor who in 1775 designed a man-propelled submarine that was ineffectual but subsequently earned him recognition as a submarine pioneer (1742-1824)
Edmund Cartwright
English clergyman who invented the power loom (1743-1823)
Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre
French inventor of the first practical photographic process, the daguerreotype (1789-1851)
Father of Radio
United States electrical engineer who in 1907 patented the first triode vacuum tube, which made it possible to detect and amplify radio waves (1873-1961)
George Eastman
United States inventor of a dry-plate process of developing photographic film and of flexible film (his firm introduced roll film) and of the box camera and of a process for color photography (1854-1932)
Thomas Alva Edison
United States inventor; inventions included the phonograph and incandescent electric light and the microphone and the Kinetoscope (1847-1931)
Robert Fulton
American inventor who designed the first commercially successful steamboat and the first steam warship (1765-1815)
Richard Jordan Gatling
United States inventor of the first rapid firing gun (1818-1903)
King Camp Gilette
United States inventor and manufacturer who developed the safety razor (1855-1932)
Peter Carl Goldmark
United States inventor (born in Hungary) who made the first TV broadcast in 1940 and invented the long-playing record in 1948 and pioneered videocassette recording (1906-1977)
Charles Goodyear
United States inventor of vulcanized rubber (1800-1860)
James Hargreaves
English inventor of the spinning jenny (1720-1778)
Hero of Alexandria
Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
Herman Hollerith
United States inventor who invented a system for recording alphanumeric information on punched cards (1860-1929)
Elias Howe
United States inventor who built early sewing machines and won suits for patent infringement against other manufacturers (including Isaac M. Singer) (1819-1867)
Joseph Marie Jacquard
French inventor of the Jacquard loom that could automatically weave complicated patterns (1752-1834)
Edwin Herbert Land
United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one step photographic process (1909-1991)
Samuel Pierpoint Langley
United States astronomer and aviation pioneer who invented the bolometer and contributed to the design of early aircraft (1834-1906)
Peter Paul Mauser
German arms manufacturer and inventor of a repeating rifle and pistol (1838-1914)
Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim
English inventor (born in the United States) who invented the Maxim gun that was used in World War I (1840-1916)
Cyrus Hall McCormick
United States inventor and manufacturer of a mechanical harvester (1809-1884)
Ottmar Mergenthaler
United States inventor (born in Germany) of the Linotype machine (1854-1899)
Samuel Finley Breese Morse
United States portrait painter who patented the telegraph and developed the Morse code (1791-1872)
Edward James Muggeridge
United States motion-picture pioneer remembered for his pictures of running horses taken with a series of still cameras (born in England) (1830-1904)
Elisha Graves Otis
United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)
Isaac Merrit Singer
United States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875)
Elmer Ambrose Sperry
United States engineer and inventor of the gyrocompass (1860-1930)
Francis Edgar Stanley
United States inventor who built a steam-powered automobile (1849-1918)
Charles Proteus Steinmetz
United States electrical engineer and inventor (born in Germany) (1865-1923)
William Henry Fox Talbot
English inventor and pioneer in photography who published the first book illustrated with photographs (1800-1877)
Nikola Tesla
United States electrical engineer and inventor (born in Croatia but of Serbian descent) who discovered the principles of alternating currents and developed the first alternating-current induction motor and the Tesla coil and several forms of oscillators (1856-1943)
James Watt
Scottish engineer and inventor whose improvements in the steam engine led to its wide use in industry (1736-1819)
George Westinghouse
United States inventor and manufacturer (1846-1914)
Sir Charles Wheatstone
English physicist and inventor who devised the Wheatstone bridge (1802-1875)
Eli Whitney
United States inventor of the mechanical cotton gin (1765-1825)
Orville Wright
United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Wilbur Wright) invented the airplane (1871-1948)
Wilbur Wright
United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Orville Wright) invented the airplane (1867-1912)
Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin
German inventor who designed and built the first rigid motorized dirigible (1838-1917)
the inventor to whom a patent is issued
Type of:
a person who grows or makes or invents things

n an enlisted man responsible for the upkeep of small arms and machine guns etc.

armorer, armourer
Type of:
enlisted man
a male enlisted person in the armed forces

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