Definitions for: Artificer

[n] an enlisted man responsible for the upkeep of small arms and machine guns etc.
[n] a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
[n] someone who is the first to think of or make something

Webster (1913) Definition: Ar*tif"i*cer, n. [Cf. F. artificier, fr. LL.
1. An artistic worker; a mechanic or manufacturer; one whose
occupation requires skill or knowledge of a particular
kind, as a silversmith.

2. One who makes or contrives; a deviser, inventor, or
framer. ``Artificer of fraud.'' --Milton.

The great Artificer of all that moves. --Cowper.

3. A cunning or artful fellow. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

4. (Mil.) A military mechanic, as a blacksmith, carpenter,
etc.; also, one who prepares the shells, fuses, grenades,
etc., in a military laboratory.

Syn: Artisan; artist. See Artisan.

Synonyms: armorer, armourer, artisan, craftsman, discoverer, inventor, journeyman

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