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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts; An unskilled person who tries to fix or mend.

Usage examples (35)
  • Evolution has been famously described as a tinkerer, building new structures out of old parts.
  • Better still, he realizes it needs to go a lot further to get this technology past the 'tinkerer' phase which it is in now.
  • What really gets me about Ancelotti is that he's not a "tinkerer" in any sense.
  • He was a "tinkerer" who loved electronics and mechanics and could take anything apart. for more
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