from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British Variant of draftsman.
  • n. Games Chiefly British One of the pieces used in draughts; a checker.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person skilled at drawing engineering or architectural plans.
  • n. A piece in the game of draughts (checkers).
  • n. One who drinks drams; a tippler.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who draws pleadings or other writings.
  • n. One who draws plans and sketches of machinery, structures, and places; also, more generally, one who makes drawings of any kind.
  • n. A “man” or piece used in the game of draughts.
  • n. One who drinks drams; a tippler.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See draftsman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a skilled worker who draws plans of buildings or machines


From draught's + man. (Wiktionary)



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  • "A draughtsman or draftsman (the former more often in the UK, the latter more often in the US, and pronounced the same) is a person skilled in drawing, either:

    * drawing for artistic purposes, or
    * technical drawing for practical purposes such as architecture or engineering."


    August 4, 2007