Definition of manualist in English:

manualist

noun

  • 1A person who uses his or her hands for some task; one who tends to engage in physical rather than mental exertion; especially a manual labourer, a person whose work demands manual skill or dexterity.

  • 2A user or advocate of the use of sign language as a method of communicating with or teaching deaf people.

  • 3A writer or compiler of manuals or handbooks.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Robert Dallington (b. 1561), author and courtier. From manual + -ist.

Pronunciation

manualist

/ˈmanjʊəˌlɪst//ˈmanjʊˌlɪst/