from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman who draws plans or designs, as of structures to be built.
  • noun A woman who draws, especially an artist.

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  • noun a woman employed in making drawings
  • noun a woman exceptionally skilled in drawing


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  • A draftswoman, Yekaterina Viktorovna Moiseyeva, rendered the drawings.

    The Gun C. J. Chivers 2010

  • Yekaterina Moiseyeva, the draftswoman, appeared at his door.

    The Gun C. J. Chivers 2010

  • Though he had a young son and wife in Matai, on the Kazakh steppe, he had fallen in love with Katya, the draftswoman at the NIPSMVO design bureau.

    The Gun C. J. Chivers 2010

  • Aviva Uri has become engraved in our memory as a woman who realized her life as an artist, a gifted draftswoman whose work touched the roots of her existence and influenced an entire generation of artists.

    Uri, Aviva. 2009

  • Before Hannah Wilke became Hannah Wilke, feminist provocateur with a camera and gum or ceramic vulvas in a range of sizes, she was a spirited, often wicked draftswoman.

    NYT > Home Page By ROBERTA SMITH 2010

  • One of the Biennial's pleasures is discovering emerging artists, and this time there will be plenty of them, including Aurel Schmidt, a draftswoman; Jesse Aron Green, a video artist;

    NYT > Home Page By CAROL VOGEL 2010

  • Mrs. Matzen, 53, worked for 33 years as an architectural draftswoman but said she faced age discrimination in her search for a new job.

    Local News from Tuscaloosa News 2010

  • Sadie Gow, 88, served with Australian armed forces as a draftswoman in New Guinea in 1945 and she said modern dawn services were virtually unrecognisable from those of 30 or 40 years ago, when attendee numbers were negligible.

    News 2009

  • She's in the current group Etherton exhibition, and so is Alice Leora Briggs, an extraordinary draftswoman whose elaborate drawings are steeped in art history.

    Tucson Weekly 2009

  • Hwang works plungers, tubes, blocks, tops, pencils and tricycles into formations like a true draftswoman.

    The Clog 2009


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