journeyman

Part of speech: noun

A skilled mechanic.

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Usage examples "journeyman":

  1. " What's your journeyman like? - "Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2", Martin Anderson Nexo.
  2. Each learned the printer's trade; each worked in his brother's printing- office and wrote for the paper; each left quietly and went to New York, and from New York to Philadelphia, as a journeyman printer; each in due season became a world figure, many- sided, human, and of incredible popularity. - "Mark Twain, A Biography, Vol. 1, Part 1, 1835-1866 The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine.
  3. When his purse was empty he earned something by journeyman work in the studio of a portrait painter, a keen man of business, who gave shillings to this assistant instead of the sovereigns that another would have asked for the same labour. - "The Crown of Life", George Gissing.