One that contrives, devises, or constructs something: "The labyrinth . . . was built by Daedalus, a most skillful artificer” ( Thomas Bulfinch). (noun)
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Use "artificer" in a sentence
"What kind of maudlin artificer do they think God is?"
"When we found it was public, we were more concerned to prevent their suspecting that we had any design to conceal it, and openly telling our thoughts of it, we called our artificer, who agreed presently that it was gold; so I proposed that we should all go with the prince to the place where he found it, and if any quantity was to be had, we would lie here some time and see what we could make of it."
"On being told these terms the artificer stipulated that he should be allowed the use of his horse Svadilfari, and this by the advice of"