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Artificer

[ar-TIH-fə-sər]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, late 14th century

1.

A skilled craftsman or inventor.

2.

(British military) a skilled mechanic in the armed forces.

Examples of Artificer in a sentence

"The artificer could fix any kind of engine."

"Terry was a skilled artificer who had applied for multiple patents."

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About Artificer

This word stems from Anglo-Norman French, probably as an alteration of Old French “artificien,” from “artifice.”

Did you Know?

In the fifth edition of the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, the artificer characters are master inventors. They use a variety of tools to channel their impressive capabilities. They view magic as a complex system they need to decode and then utilize in their spells.

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