Adjective "mechanic" definition and examples

(Mechanic may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/mɪˈkanɪk/

Definitions and examples

noun

A skilled worker who repairs and maintains vehicle engines and other machinery.
  1. 'But a friend who worked as a car mechanic insisted the brakes had another 15,000 miles of wear on them.'
  2. 'Mr Semple spent three years as an engine mechanic at the base in the 1950s.'
  3. 'John was an able mechanic who had a fine knowledge of engines and machinery and was gifted with his hands.'
  4. 'So ask your mechanic to inspect the car as if you were going to be buying it now, as a used car.'
  5. 'A door or two down a mechanic works under a car in his professional garage.'
  6. 'For a specific job, such as a car mechanic, a list of skills or tasks in which a trainee needs to be competent in order to do the job can easily be created.'
  7. 'Martyn, who serves as a mechanic with the Royal Engineers, is set to return this week.'
  8. 'He's a car mechanic by trade but he practically lives at the allotments.'
  9. 'Small businesses and traders are expected to be hit hardest by the ban, with skilled mechanics losing work.'
  10. 'It is also worth having the car inspected by a mechanic if you have serious concerns about it.'
A manual labourer or artisan.

    More definitions

    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.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "friends can be mechanic."

    "wights can be mechanic."

    "thieves can be mechanic."

    "staffs can be mechanic."

    "seamans can be mechanic."

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    Origin

    Late Middle English (as an adjective in the sense ‘relating to manual labour’): via Old French or Latin from Greek mēkhanikos, from mēkhanē (see machine).