WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
ar•tif•i•cer /ɑrˈtɪfəsɚ, ˈɑrtəfə-/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a skillful or artistic worker;
    craftsman;
    artisan.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
ar•tif•i•cer  (är tifə sər), 
n. 
  1. a person who is skillful or clever in devising ways of making things;
    inventor.
  2. a skillful or artistic worker;
    craftsperson.
Etymology:
  • Medieval Latin artificiārius; see artifice, -er2
  • Anglo-French artificer, perh.
  • Middle English 1350–1400


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

artificer /ɑːˈtɪfɪsə/ n
  1. a skilled craftsman
  2. a clever or inventive designer
  3. a serviceman trained in mechanics



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