Machinist definition

mə-shēnĭst
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One who is skilled in operating machine tools.
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One who makes, operates, or repairs machines.
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A warrant officer who assists the engineering officer in the engine room of a naval vessel.
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A person who makes or repairs machinery.
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A worker skilled in using machine tools.
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A worker who operates a machine.
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A constructor of machines and engines; one versed in the principles of machines.
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One skilled in the use of machine tools.
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A person who operates machinery.
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A person employed to shift scenery in a theater.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
machinist
Plural:
machinists

Origin of machinist

  • From French machiniste, from machine 'machine, mechanical device', from Latin machina, from Ancient Greek μηχανή (mÄ“khanÄ“, “machine").

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