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Meaning of machinist

ma•chin•ist

Pronunciation: (mu-shē'nist), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who operates machinery, esp. a skilled operator of machine tools.
  2. a person who makes or repairs machines.
  3. a warrant officer whose duty is to assist the engineering officer in the engine room.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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