What does the word artificer mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A skilful handicraftsman; also, an inventor; a contriver.

Usage examples for artificer

  1. A defective pump or a troublesome valve would set his temper flaming; and then, overcome at his own injustice, he would go to the other extreme; and, roundly blaming himself, would slap some sullen artificer on the back and tell him that it was all a joke. – Love, The Fiddler by Lloyd Osbourne
  2. The great Artificer toils at His task, 'rising early' and working long, and not discouraged when He comes upon a black vein in the white marble, nor when the hard stone turns the edge of His chisels. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  3. Tribune, replied the artificer, who, now familiarized with Rienzi, had lost much of his earlier awe of him, and who regarded the Tribune's power as partly his own creation; they are already out of their honest wits, at your courage in punishing the great men as you would the small. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton