Definitions for machinistməˈʃi nɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ma•chin•istməˈʃi nɪst(n.)

  1. a person who operates machinery, esp. an operator of machine tools.

  2. a person who makes or repairs machines.

  3. a warrant officer who assists the engineering officer in the engine room.

    Category: Military

Origin of machinist:

1700–10

Princeton's WordNet

  1. machinist, mechanic, shop mechanic(noun)

    a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools

Wiktionary

  1. machinist(Noun)

    A constructor of machines and engines; one versed in the principles of machines.

  2. machinist(Noun)

    One skilled in the use of machine tools.

  3. machinist(Noun)

    A person who operates machinery.

  4. machinist(Noun)

    A person employed to shift scenery in a theater.

  5. Origin: From machiniste, from machine 'machine, mechanical device', from machina, from μηχανή.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Machinist(noun)

    a constrictor of machines and engines; one versed in the principles of machines

  2. Machinist(noun)

    one skilled in the use of machine tools

  3. Machinist(noun)

    a person employed to shift scenery in a theater

Freebase

  1. Machinist

    A machinist is a person who uses machine tools to make or modify parts, primarily metal parts, a process known as machining. This is accomplished by using machine tools to cut away excess material much as a woodcarver cuts away excess wood to produce his work. In addition to metal, the parts may be made of many other kinds of materials, such as plastic or wood products. The goal of these cutting operations is to produce a part that conforms to a set of specifications, or tolerances, usually in the form of engineering drawings commonly known as blueprints.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

machinist(noun)

a person skilled in the use of machines, eg a sewing-machine, or electrical tools

She's a machinist in a clothes factory.

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