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Noun: artificer  aa(r)'ti-fi-su(r)
  1. Someone who is the first to think of or make something
    - inventor, discoverer
  2. A skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
    - craftsman, artisan, journeyman, craftsperson
  3. An enlisted man responsible for the upkeep of small arms and machine guns etc.
    - armorer [US], armourer [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: artificers

Type of: creator, enlisted man [N. Amer], skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker

Encyclopedia: Artificer