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Mechanicn. [F. mécanique mechanics. See Mechanic, a.].
  •  The art of the application of the laws of motion or force to construction.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A mechanician; an artisan; an artificer; one who practices any mechanic art; one skilled or employed in shaping and uniting materials, as wood, metal, etc., into any kind of structure, machine, or other object, requiring the use of tools, or instruments. Also, a technician who maintains or repairs machinery; as, an auto mechanic.  [1913 Webster]
    "An art quite lost with our mechanics."  [1913 Webster]
Mechanica. [F. mécanique, L. mechanicus, Gr. mhchaniko`s, fr. mhchanh` a machine. See Machine.].
  •  Having to do with the application of the laws of motion in the art of constructing or making things; of or pertaining to mechanics; mechanical; as, the mechanic arts.  Ray.  [1913 Webster]
    "Mechanic slaves,
    With greasy aprons, rules, and hammers.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Of or pertaining to a mechanic or artificer, or to the class of artisans; hence, rude; common; vulgar.  [1913 Webster]
    "To make a god, a hero, or a king
    Descend to a mechanic dialect.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Sometimes he ply'd the strong, mechanic tool."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Base.  Whitlock.  [1913 Webster]


Mechanic, n. a skilled worker, esp. one who makes or uses or repairs machinery.

ME (orig. as adj.) f. OF mecanique or L mechanicus f. Gk mekhanikos (as MACHINE)



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N doer, actor, agent, performer, perpetrator, operator, executor, executrix, practitioner, worker, stager, bee, ant, working bee, termite, white ant, laboring oar, servant of all work, factotum, workman, artisan, craftsman, handicraftsman, mechanic, operative, working man, laboring man, demiurgus, hewers of wood and drawers of water, laborer, navvy, hand, man, day laborer, journeyman, charwoman, hack, mere tool, beast of burden, drudge, fag, lumper, roustabout, maker, artificer, artist, wright, manufacturer, architect, builder, mason, bricklayer, smith, forger, Vulcan, carpenter, ganger, platelayer, blacksmith, locksmith, sailmaker, wheelwright, machinist, mechanician, engineer, sempstress, semstress, seamstress, needlewoman, workwoman, tailor, cordwainer, minister, servant, representative, coworker, party to, participator in, particeps criminis, dramatis personae, personnel, quorum pars magna fui, faber est quisque fortunae suae.

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