Meaning of MECHANIC in English

/meuh kan"ik/ , n.

1. a person who repairs and maintains machinery, motors, etc.: an automobile mechanic.

2. a worker who is skilled in the use of tools, machines, equipment, etc.

3. Slang. a person skilled in the dishonest handling of cards, dice, or other objects used in games of chance.

[ 1350-1400; ME: mechanical mechanicus mechanikós, equiv. to mechan ( é ) MACHINE + -ikos -IC ]

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