BrE draftsman AmE [ˈdra:ftsmən US ˈdræfts-] n plural draughtsmen [-mən]
1.) someone whose job is to draw all the parts of a new building or machine that is being planned
2.) someone who draws well

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  • Draughtsman — Draughts man, n.; pl. {Draughtsmen}. 1. One who draws pleadings or other writings. [1913 Webster] 2. One who draws plans and sketches of machinery, structures, and places; also, more generally, one who makes drawings of any kind. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • draughtsman — 1660s, from gen. of DRAUGHT (Cf. draught) + MAN (Cf. man) …   Etymology dictionary

  • draughtsman — (or draughtswoman) ► NOUN 1) a person who makes detailed technical plans or drawings. 2) an artist skilled in drawing. 3) variant spelling of DRAFTSMAN(Cf. ↑draftsman). DERIVATIVES draughtsmanship noun …   English terms dictionary

  • draughtsman — [drafts′mən, dräftsmən] n. pl. draughtsmen [drafts′mən, dräftsmən] 1. Brit. sp. of DRAFTSMAN 2. Brit. any of the pieces used in playing draughts draughtsmanship n …   English World dictionary

  • Draughtsman — See also drafter. For the board game piece, see Draughts. A draughtsman or draftsman (the former more often in the UK, the latter more often in the US), is a person skilled in drawing, either: drawing for artistic purposes, or technical drawing… …   Wikipedia

  • draughtsman — [[t]drɑ͟ːftsmən, dræ̱fts [/t]] draughtsmen (in AM, use draftsman) 1) N COUNT A draughtsman is someone whose job is to prepare very detailed drawings of machinery, equipment, or buildings. 2) N COUNT: usu adj N If someone is a good draughtsman,… …   English dictionary

  • draughtsman — UK [ˈdrɑːftsmən] / US [ˈdræftsmən] noun [countable] Word forms draughtsman : singular draughtsman plural draughtsmen UK [ˈdrɑːftsmən] / US [ˈdræftsmən] 1) someone whose job is to draw the plans for something that people are going to make or build …   English dictionary

  • draughtsman — chiefly British variant of draftsman …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • draughtsman — /drafts meuhn, drahfts /, n., pl. draughtsmen. Brit. 1. a checker, as used in the game of checkers. 2. draftsman (defs. 1 4). [1655 65; DRAUGHT + S3 + MAN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • draughtsman — noun /ˈdɹɑːftsmən/ a) A person skilled at drawing engineering or architectural plans. b) A piece in the game of draughts (checkers). Syn: d …   Wiktionary

  • draughtsman — Synonyms and related words: CD, IOU, MO, abbreviation, abbreviature, abrege, abridgment, abstract, acceptance, acceptance bill, air current, arrangement, article, attraction, autograph, bag, bang, bank acceptance, bank check, beverage, bill, bill …   Moby Thesaurus

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