draughtsman [drafts-muh n, drahfts-] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural draughts·men. British.
- a checker, as used in the game of checkers.
Origin of draughtsman First recorded in 1655–65;+ + draftsman [drafts-muh n, drahfts-] noun, plural drafts·men.
- a person employed in making mechanical drawings, as of machines, structures, etc.
- a person who draws sketches, plans, or designs.
- an artist exceptionally skilled in drawing: Matisse was a superb draftsman.
- a person who draws up documents.
Also British, draughts·man (for defs 1–4). Origin of draftsman First recorded in 1655–65;+ + Related formsdrafts·man·ship, nounUsage note See . Examples from the Web for draughtsman Historical Examples of draughtsman
But this was done for no known reason but the caprice of the draughtsman.
Its one redeeming feature is the difficulty it presents to the draughtsman.
M. H. Spielmann
Thackeray’s own opinion of his powers as a draughtsman is not easy to determine.
M. H. Spielmann
Since you have a painter for a friend, perhaps you yourself are a draughtsman.
If the writer speaks when he writes, and the draughtsman speaks when he draws.
British Dictionary definitions for draughtsman draughtsman US draftsman noun plural -men
- Also called (feminine): draughtswoman a person who practises or is qualified in mechanical drawing, employed to prepare detailed scale drawings of machinery, buildings, devices, etc
- Also called (feminine): draughtswoman a person skilled in drawing
- British any of the 12 flat thick discs used by each player in the game of draughtsUS and Canadian equivalent: checker
Derived Formsdraughtsmanship or US draftsmanship, noun draftsman noun plural -men
- the usual US spelling of ,
Derived Formsdraftsmanship, noun Word Origin and History for draughtsman n.
1660s, from genitive of+ (n.).
1660s, variant of; also see .