- The definition of a mechanic is a person who makes, operates or repairs machines.
An example of a mechanic is the person who repairs your car.
A mechanic checks the engine of a car.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: L mechanicus from Glassical Greek mēchanikos from mēchanē, machine
- a worker skilled in using tools or in making, operating, and repairing machines
- Archaic a manual laborer
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Origin: From Middle English, mechanical, from Old French mecanique, from Latin mēchanicus, from Greek mēkhanikos, from mēkhanē, machine, device; see magh- in Indo-European roots.
- me·chanˈic adjective