An example of a mechanic is the person who repairs your car.
Sometimes he ply'd the strong, mechanic tool.
Origin of mechanic
- From Middle English mechanical from Old French mecanique from Latin mēchanicus from Greek mēkhanikos from mēkhanē machine, device magh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English mechanike (“mechanic art"), from Old French mecanique, from Latin mechanicus (“of or belonging to machines or mechanics, inventive"), from Ancient Greek Î¼Î·Ï‡Î±Î½Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (mÄ“khanikos, “pertaining to machines or contrivance, mechanic, ingenious, inventive"), from Î¼Î·Ï‡Î±Î½Î® (mÄ“khanÄ“, “a machine, contrivance"); see machine.