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1. A skilled worker; a craftsperson.
2. One that contrives, devises, or constructs something: "She was the single artificer of the world / In which she sang" (Wallace Stevens).
3. A deceptive or devious person.
4. A military engineer.
1. a skilled craftsman
2. a clever or inventive designer
3. (Military) a serviceman trained in mechanics
ar•tif•i•cer(ɑrˈtɪf ə sər, ˈɑr tə fə-)
1. a person who is skillful or clever in devising ways of making things; inventor.
2. a skillful or artistic worker; craftsperson.
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|Noun||1.||artificer - someone who is the first to think of or make something|
creator - a person who grows or makes or invents things
patentee - the inventor to whom a patent is issued
|2.||artificer - a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft|
bookbinder - a worker whose trade is binding books
bricklayer - a craftsman skilled in building with bricks
coachbuilder - a craftsman who makes the bodies of motor vehicles
coppersmith - someone who makes articles from copper
currier - a craftsman who curries leather for use
glassblower - someone skilled in blowing bottles from molten glass
luthier - a craftsman who makes stringed instruments (as lutes or guitars or violins)
miller - someone who works in a mill (especially a grain mill)
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
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
wright - someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination)
|3.||artificer - an enlisted man responsible for the upkeep of small arms and machine guns etc.|
enlisted man - a male enlisted person in the armed forces