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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.
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n, pl -men
1. (Professions) the usual US spelling of draughtsman1, draughtsman2
2. (Art Terms) the usual US spelling of draughtsman1, draughtsman2
ˈdraftsmanship n
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(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.
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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
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(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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References in classic literature ?
This ball was an exceptional affair, given some time before Shrovetide, in honor of the anniversary of the birth of a famous draftsman; and it was expected to be much gayer, noisier, more Bohemian than the ordinary masked ball.
The last news which I hear from Edinburgh is, that the gentleman who fills the situation of Secretary to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland,* is the best amateur draftsman
After serving as Selangor state legal adviser, Zaharah was appointed on May 16, 1996 as Deputy Parliamentary Draftsman I a the second highest position in the AGC's drafting division.
Divine Draftsman & Designer gave viewers access to seeing Michelangelo, creator, in the process of art-making, from initial concept and compositional changes to fabrication and poetic reflection.
"I heard that the reason for the disappearance of the Bill at the Legal Draftsman's Department was 400 drug companies had paid Rs.
This month's Art Print, Melancholy, is an excellent example of how this master painter and draftsman used color, line, composition and form to create a work that simply and powerfully conveys a palpable sense of sadness.
He worked 30+ years as a Draftsman for Digital Equipment Corp.He enjoyed bicycle touring and skiing.
Having climbed the ranks from the role of draftsman over the course of 23 years to the role of assistant veice President.
While he was hired as our houseman, his skill levels as a landscaper, carpenter, draftsman, plumber and artist make him so much more."
Dye began as a draftsman in 1995 and three years later became a machine technician.
The retired draftsman said: "The book will bring back a lot of memories to the thousands of grassroots footballers who enjoyed the game on local parks.
Draftsman Alain Lamassoure (EPP, France) considers the former practice obsolete since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty has put Parliament and Council on equal footing in the ordinary legislative procedure and in the budget procedure.