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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One who makes or repairs engines or uses metal-working tools.

Usage examples (39)
  • They called in a machinist to investigate why their car would not run.
  • The workman in the old machine shop was known as a machinist, an apprentice or a helper.
  • The worker in the machine shop of today is no longer known as a machinist, because that term does not cover the present range of positions.
  • He's a journeyman, which is the top rating for machinist, meaning he can make almost any part in a Boeing airliner. for more
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