craftsman

Definitions of craftsman
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n a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft

Synonyms:
artificer, artisan, 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

n a creator of great skill in the manual arts

“the jewelry was made by internationally famous craftsmen
Synonyms:
crafter
Type of:
creator
a person who grows or makes or invents things

n a professional whose work is consistently of high quality

“as an actor he was a consummate craftsman
Type of:
professional, professional person
a person engaged in one of the learned professions

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