machinist

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From French machiniste, from machine 'machine, mechanical device', from Latin machina, from Ancient Greek μηχανή ‎(mēkhanḗ, machine).

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machinist ‎(plural machinists)

  1. A constructor of machines and engines; one versed in the principles of machines.
  2. One skilled in the use of machine tools.
  3. A person who operates machinery.
  4. A person employed to shift scenery in a theater.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French machiniste, from machine 'machine, mechanical device', from Latin machina, from Ancient Greek (mèkanè) 'trick': machine +‎ -ist

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɑʃiˈnɪst/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ma‧chi‧nist

Noun[edit]

machinist m ‎(plural machinisten, diminutive machinistje n)

  1. A machine-operator, engineer; notably:
    1. locomotive operator
    2. steam engines operator on a vessel
    3. machinist, scenery operator in a theater

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