What does the word mechanics mean?

Usage examples for mechanics

  1. But this exemption does not apply as against mechanics and material- men having liens for labor or material. – How to Collect a Doctor Bill by Frank P. Davis
  2. Early business men, mechanics, clerks, shop- girls, sewing- girls, office- boys,- these made up the list of passengers. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney