artificer

Definitions of artificer
  1. noun
    a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
    synonyms: 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)
    Joseph
    (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
    bookbinder
    a worker whose trade is binding books
    bricklayer
    a craftsman skilled in building with bricks
    clockmaker, clocksmith
    someone whose occupation is making or repairing clocks and watches
    coachbuilder
    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
    coppersmith
    someone who makes articles from copper
    currier
    a craftsman who curries leather for use
    die-sinker, diemaker, diesinker
    someone who makes dies
    glassblower
    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
    luthier
    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
    miller
    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
    rigger
    someone who rigs ships
    roofer
    a craftsman who lays or repairs roofs
    rope-maker, ropemaker, roper
    a craftsman who makes ropes
    steamfitter
    a craftsman who installs and maintains equipment for ventilating or heating or refrigerating
    tanner
    a craftsman who tans skins and hides
    animal stuffer, stuffer, taxidermist
    a craftsman who stuffs and mounts the skins of animals for display
    upholsterer
    a craftsman who upholsters furniture
    weaver
    a craftsman who weaves cloth
    welder
    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
    wright
    someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination)
    barber
    a hairdresser who cuts hair and shaves beards as a trade
    cabinetmaker, furniture maker
    a woodworker who specializes in making furniture
    carpenter
    a woodworker who makes or repairs wooden objects
    cartwright
    a workman who makes and repairs carts and wagons
    coiffeur
    a man hairdresser
    coiffeuse
    a woman hairdresser
    joiner
    a woodworker whose work involves making things by joining pieces of wood
    manicurist
    a beautician who cleans and trims and polishes the fingernails
    millwright
    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
    splicer
    a woodworker who joins pieces of wood with a splice
    spot welder, spot-welder
    a welder who does spot welding
    thatcher
    someone skilled in making a roof from plant stalks or foliage
    tinter
    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
  2. noun
    someone who is the first to think of or make something
    synonyms: 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)
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    patentee
    the inventor to whom a patent is issued
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    creator
    a person who grows or makes or invents things
  3. noun
    an enlisted man responsible for the upkeep of small arms and machine guns etc.
    synonyms: armorer, armourer
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    enlisted man
    a male enlisted person in the armed forces
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