Part of speech: adjective

Like a skilled workman.

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Usage examples "workmanlike":

  1. She forgot the humble little house, the lack of rooms, and the workmanlike appearance of the whole place. - "The Rebel of the School", Mrs. L. T. Meade.
  2. When there is nothing more pressing to be done, he spends his time tinkering around, fitting acorns into holes in such great numbers and in so workmanlike a fashion that we do not know which is more remarkable, his patience or his skill. - "The Woodpeckers", Fannie Hardy Eckstorm.
  3. In place of the workmanlike pack which the mule might have borne, had I not insisted on fulfilling a rash vow, my luggage was contained in twin brown hold- alls bought at Martigny, and covered with a waterproof cloth which was the property of Joseph. - "The Princess Passes", Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson.