AskDefine | Define artificer

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1 someone who is the first to think of or make something [syn: inventor, discoverer]
2 a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft [syn: craftsman, artisan, journeyman]
3 an enlisted man responsible for the upkeep of small arms and machine guns etc. [syn: armorer, armourer]

User Contributed Dictionary



From French artificier < Latin artificiarius


  1. Someone who is skilled in their trade; an artisan.
  2. An inventor.
  3. A member of the military who specializes in manufacturing and repairing weapon systems.



  • , Genesis 4:22
    And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.


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