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 for Mechanic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mechanic \Me*chan"ic\, n. [F. m['e]canique mechanics. See
     Mechanic, a.]
     1. The art of the application of the laws of motion or force
        to construction. [Obs.]
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     2. A mechanician; an artisan; an artificer; one who practices
        any mechanic art; one skilled or employed in shaping and
        uniting materials, as wood, metal, etc., into any kind of
        structure, machine, or other object, requiring the use of
        tools, or instruments. Also, a technician who maintains or
        repairs machinery; as, an auto mechanic.
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              An art quite lost with our mechanics. --Sir T.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mechanic \Me*chan"ic\ (m[-e]*k[a^]n"[i^]k), a. [F. m['e]canique,
     L. mechanicus, Gr. mhchaniko`s, fr. mhchanh` a machine. See
     1. Having to do with the application of the laws of motion in
        the art of constructing or making things; of or pertaining
        to mechanics; mechanical; as, the mechanic arts. "These
        mechanic philosophers." --Ray.
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              Mechanic slaves,
              With greasy aprons, rules, and hammers. --Shak.
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     2. Of or pertaining to a mechanic or artificer, or to the
        class of artisans; hence, rude; common; vulgar.
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              To make a god, a hero, or a king
              Descend to a mechanic dialect.        --Roscommon.
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              Sometimes he ply'd the strong, mechanic tool.
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     3. Base. [Obs.] --Whitlock.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: resembling the action of a machine; "from blank to blank
             a threadless way I pushed mechanic feet"- Emily Dickenson
      n 1: a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools [syn:
           machinist, mechanic, shop mechanic]
      2: someone whose occupation is repairing and maintaining
         automobiles [syn: automobile mechanic, auto-mechanic,
         car-mechanic, mechanic, grease monkey]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "mechanic":
     aeromechanic, aeronautical engineer, aircraftsman, apprentice,
     artificer, artisan, artist, cobbler, craftsman, craftswoman,
     doctor, fixer, flight tester, grease monkey, ground tester,
     handicraftsman, jet engineer, journeyman, little Miss Fixit,
     machinist, maintenance man, master, master carpenter,
     master craftsman, mechanician, mender, prentice, renovator,
     repairer, repairman, restorer, rigger, rocket engineer, serviceman,
     technician, tinker, trouble man, troubleshooter, wright

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