draftsman

   An artist who draws sketches and plans drafting tableof buildings, machinery, and manufactured products. Most contemporary drafting is done digitally, using computers, but for generations, draftsmen drew upon see thumbnail to rightdrafting tables, using such analog tools as rulers, T square, triangles, compasses, and French curves.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • draftsman — drafts·man / drafts mən/ n: a person who prepares or composes legal or legislative documents drafts·man·ship n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. draftsman …   Law dictionary

  • Draftsman — Drafts man, n. See {Draughtsman}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • draftsman — 1660s, variant of DRAUGHTSMAN (Cf. draughtsman); also see DRAFT (Cf. draft) …   Etymology dictionary

  • draftsman — ► NOUN 1) a person who drafts legal documents. 2) chiefly N. Amer. variant spelling of DRAUGHTSMAN(Cf. ↑draughtsmanship) …   English terms dictionary

  • draftsman — [drafts′mən] n. pl. draftsmen [drafts′mən, dräfts′mən] 1. a person who draws plans of structures or machinery 2. a person who draws up legal documents, speeches, etc. 3. an artist skillful in drawing draftsmanship n …   English World dictionary

  • draftsman — UK [ˈdrɑːftsmən] / US [ˈdræftsmən] noun [countable] Word forms draftsman : singular draftsman plural draftsmen UK [ˈdrɑːftsmən] / US [ˈdræftsmən] 1) someone whose job is to draft official or legal documents 2) the American spelling of draughtsman …   English dictionary

  • draftsman — draftsmanship, n. /drafts meuhn, drahfts /, n., pl. draftsmen. 1. a person employed in making mechanical drawings, as of machines, structures, etc. 2. a person who draws sketches, plans, or designs. 3. an artist exceptionally skilled in drawing:… …   Universalium

  • draftsman — noun Date: 1663 1. a person who draws plans and sketches (as of machinery or structures) 2. a person who draws legal documents or other writings 3. an artist who excels in drawing • draftsmanly adjective • draftsmanship noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • draftsman — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. delineator; artist, drafter. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sketcher, delineator, drawer; see architect 1 , artist 1 , designer …   English dictionary for students

  • draftsman — drafts|man [ˈdra:ftsmən US ˈdræfts ] n plural draftsmen [ mən] 1.) also drafter someone who puts a suggested law or a new law into the correct words 2.) the American spelling of ↑draughtsman …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • draftsman — drafts|man [ dræftsmən ] (plural drafts|men [ dræftsmən ] ) noun count 1. ) someone whose job is to draw the plans for something that someone is going to make or build 2. ) AMERICAN someone who draws things …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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