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Definition of "workman" []

  • A man who performs manual or industrial labor for wages. (noun)
  • A craftsman or artisan. (noun)
  • A man who is employed in manual labour or who works an industrial machine (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A craftsman of skill as specified (noun)

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Use "workman" in a sentence
  • "So all the world, like the British workman, is 'twixt the devil and the deep sea."
  • "An American workman will "give equal attention simultaneously to three, four, or six machines or tools, while the British workman is compelled by his trade union to limit his attention to one, so that employment may be given to half-a-dozen men.""
  • "But if the workman is not able to pay for it, he will not have the speed and steam, that is all."