Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, late 14th century
A skilled craftsman or inventor.
(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."
Popularity Over Time
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.