draftsman [drafts-muh n, drahfts-] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural drafts·men.

  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: Matisse was a superb draftsman.
  4. a person who draws up documents.
  5. draughtsman(def 1).

Also British, draughts·man (for defs 1–4). Origin of draftsman First recorded in 1655–65; draft + ‘s1 + man1 Related formsdrafts·man·ship, nounUsage note See -man. Examples from the Web for draftsman Historical Examples of draftsman

  • Robespierre was the draftsman, and the text of it still remains in his own writing.

    Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3)

    John Morley

  • You never employed a draftsman of his class to give you plans?

    The Trial of Charles Random de Berenger, Sir Thomas Cochrane,

    William Brodie Gurney

  • You know, a draftsman always makes his drawing in pencil first.

    Sixes and Sevens

    O. Henry

  • He is a draftsman for those old skinflints Cartner and Dillson.


    Louis Trimble

  • Remember, you are a draftsman and are going to outline that figure on the board.

    Sons and Fathers

    Harry Stillwell Edwards

  • British Dictionary definitions for draftsman draftsman noun plural -men

    1. the usual US spelling of draughtsman (def. 1), draughtsman (def. 2)

    Derived Formsdraftsmanship, noun Word Origin and History for draftsman n.

    1660s, variant of draughtsman; also see draft.

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