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1. A man who draws plans or designs, as of structures to be built.
2. A man who draws, especially an artist.

drafts′man·ship′ n.


n, pl -men
1. (Professions) the usual US spelling of draughtsman1, draughtsman2
2. (Art Terms) the usual US spelling of draughtsman1, draughtsman2
ˈdraftsmanship n


(ˈdræfts mən, ˈdrɑfts-)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person who makes mechanical drawings.
2. an artist skilled in drawing.
3. a person who draws up documents.
drafts′man•ship`, n.
usage: See -man.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.draftsman - a skilled worker who draws plans of buildings or machinesdraftsman - a skilled worker who draws plans of buildings or machines
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
2.draftsman - an artist skilled at drawing
artist, creative person - a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
cartoonist - a person who draws cartoons
pavement artist - someone who draws on the pavement with colored chalks (hoping that passers-by will give them money)
sketcher - someone who draws sketches


(draːft) noun
1. a rough sketch or outline of something, especially written. a rough draft of my speech.
2. a group (of soldiers etc) taken from a larger group.
3. an order (to a bank etc) for the payment of money. a draft for $80.
4. (American) conscription. He emigrated to avoid the draft.
1. to make in the form of a rough plan. Could you draft a report on this?
2. (American) to conscript into the army etc. He was drafted into the Navy.
dodge the draft
to evade military service.
draft dodger (noun)
a person who illegally avoids joining the army.
draft evasion noun
evasion of military service.
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Harris hired Musselwhite as a draftsman in 1968 after he graduated from Crisp County High School; the Massey Technical Institute in Jacksonville, Fla.
An engineer, in addition to his or her main duties, was a designer, draftsman, and a procurement agent.
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Prinsen II, who has been with Dienes since September 2000 will provide field service support in addition to his previous tasks as a detail CAD layout draftsman.
He was a draftsman, a support troop in the Korean War.
Her father Jose Gomez, a draftsman, described his daughter as a "bright bubbly girl.