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Definition of Mechanic

Mechanic

  1. The art of the application of the laws of motion or force to construction.
  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.
  3. 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.
  4. Of or pertaining to a mechanic or artificer, or to the class of artisans; hence, rude; common; vulgar.
  5. Base.

Mechanic Quotations

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
Confucius

The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer... form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.
Andrew Jackson

It's very hard to respect people on holiday - everybody looks so silly at the beach, it makes you hate humanity - but when you see people at their work they elicit respect, whether it's a mechanic, a stonemason or an accountant.
Alain de Botton

I come from a blue collar family, but my personal life isn't. I didn't get the gene that my grandfather had in spades. He was a local hero. Built the church that I went to. Built the house I grew up in. Steamfitter, pipefitter, electrician, mechanic and plumber. I wanted to do those things. But it just didn't come easy.
Mike Rowe

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
R. Buckminster Fuller
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Mechanic Translations

mechanic in Afrikaans is werktuigkundige
mechanic in Danish is mekaniker
mechanic in Dutch is mecanicien, werktuigkundige
mechanic in German is Handwerker
mechanic in Italian is meccanico
mechanic in Swedish is mekaniker