Machinist



[muh-shee-nist] /məˈʃi nɪst/

noun
1.
a person who operates , especially a skilled operator of tools.
2.
a person who makes or repairs .
3.
U.S. Navy. a warrant officer whose duty is to assist the engineering officer in the engine room.
/məˈʃiːnɪst/
noun
1.
a person who operates machines to cut or process materials
2.
a maker or repairer of machines
n.

1706, “engineer, mechanical inventor,” a hybrid from machine (n.) + -ist. Meaning “machine operator” is attested from 1879.

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