draftsman

(redirected from draftsmanship)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to draftsmanship: Draughtsmanship

draughtsman

(US), draftsman
1. a person skilled in drawing
2. Brit any of the 12 flat thick discs used by each player in the game of draughts
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

draftsman

[′draf·smən]
(engineering)
An individual skilled in drafting, especially of machinery and structures.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Such a choice allows the work to distance itself from nuances of subject matter, and instead focus the viewer's attention on the quality of Degas' draftsmanship. Such a decision is clearly authorial in intent, as it is the only example of a palette-shift in the volume, perhaps stemming from Degas' interest in emphasizing the craft of drawing through the reproductions of Vingt dessins.
Gray's cartooning featured solid and meticulous draftsmanship, combined with the gritty feel of a real, dirty, raucous, scary world, a style that can be clearly detected in the works of such later underground cartoonists as Robert Crumb, Bill Griffith (who draws Zippy the Pinhead), and Chester Brown.
"When I started [practicing architecture], it was very much hands-on, hand-drafting and there was a lot of pride in that sort of draftsmanship," says Muir.
In them, you can see him still playing with the color blocks of Rothko; the jagged, lightning-like ruptures of Still; and the jazzy draftsmanship of de Kooning, all with a palette inspired by the pinks and yellows of the Southwest soil.
In the poem, "Draftsmanship," Klink is at her most vehement, beginning the poem with the only ironic tone in the whole book: "Draftsmanship, what we once called / desire." She yearns for the natural within humans to take hold, to lose the self-consciousness that comes from the applications of forms.
In that lawyers are trained in the arts of draftsmanship, negotiation, and compromise, it is not surprising that the most powerful founding fathers tended to be lawyers, including Gouverneur Morris, James Wilson, and John Rutledge.
Lorenzo Mattotti's creepy story displays impressive draftsmanship, while Calllou's Japanese tale, about a girl (Louisa Pili) haunted by a samurai ghost, plays like a cross between Tarantino-esque bloodlust and a "South Park" episode.
Each Ganesh is priced on the basis of size, spent materials, and draftsmanship. But for the buyers, it is one god-Ganesh.
In the 19th century observational discrepancies were ascribed to volcanic activity when, in fact, poor draftsmanship was likely the cause.
Frances' work is characterized by its draftsmanship and the feeling of light that he reflects in everything that inspires him.
In chapter 2 Thimann describes the manuscript: its thirty-eight folios of parchment and its precision of draftsmanship as preparation for the copperplate rather than as a painted manuscript, such Giulio Clovio's Farnese Hours.
Even if the employer has a protectable interest sufficient to justify a non-competition restriction, problems in draftsmanship frequently occur.