/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 ]