Machinist
Machinist Ma*chin"ist, n. [Cf. F. machiniste.] 1. A constructor of machines and engines; one versed in the principles of machines. [1913 Webster]

2. One skilled in the use of machine tools. [1913 Webster]

3. A person employed to shift scenery in a theater. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • machinist — [[t]məʃi͟ːnɪst[/t]] machinists N COUNT A machinist is a person whose job is to operate a machine, especially in a factory …   English dictionary

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  • machinist — /meuh shee nist/, n. 1. a person who operates machinery, esp. a skilled operator of machine tools. 2. a person who makes or repairs machines. 3. U.S. Navy. a warrant officer whose duty is to assist the engineering officer in the engine room.… …   Universalium

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