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1. One who has fully served an apprenticeship in a trade or craft and is a qualified worker in another's employ.
2. An experienced and competent but undistinguished worker or athlete: "Most scientists are semiliterate journeymen with respect to the humanities" (Edward O. Wilson).
n, pl -men
1. (Commerce) a craftsman, artisan, etc, who is qualified to work at his trade in the employment of another
2. (Commerce) a competent workman
3. (Commerce) (formerly) a worker hired on a daily wage
[C15: from journey (in obsolete sense: a day's work) + man]
jour•ney•man(ˈdʒɜr ni mən)
n., pl. -men.
1. a person who has served an apprenticeship at a trade and is certified to work at it under another person.
2. a competent but routine worker or performer.
3. a person hired to do work for another, usu. by the day.
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|Noun||1.||journeyman - 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)