craftsman

Definitions of craftsman
  1. noun
    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
  2. noun
    a creator of great skill in the manual arts
    “the jewelry was made by internationally famous craftsmen
    synonyms: crafter
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    creator
    a person who grows or makes or invents things
  3. noun
    a professional whose work is consistently of high quality
    “as an actor he was a consummate craftsman
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    professional, professional person
    a person engaged in one of the learned professions
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