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1A person who repairs and maintains machinery.‘a car mechanic’
technician, engineer, artificer, repairman, serviceman, greaserView synonyms
- ‘Why wait for your brake pads on your car to fail when your car mechanic has highlighted they need changing.’
- ‘He's a car mechanic by trade but he practically lives at the allotments.’
- ‘Small businesses and traders are expected to be hit hardest by the ban, with skilled mechanics losing work.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Patients select a mechanic for their cars with more care than their practitioners.’
- ‘John was an able mechanic who had a fine knowledge of engines and machinery and was gifted with his hands.’
- ‘All work shall be carried out in accordance with the best standard practice, by mechanics skilled in the type of work concerned.’
- ‘Mr Semple spent three years as an engine mechanic at the base in the 1950s.’
- ‘A door or two down a mechanic works under a car in his professional garage.’
- ‘It is also worth having the car inspected by a mechanic if you have serious concerns about it.’
- ‘Martyn, who serves as a mechanic with the Royal Engineers, is set to return this week.’
- ‘Since his father was a car mechanic, he kept plenty of tools in the garage.’
- ‘But while her skills in the kitchen could be improved, she recently revealed she is a skilled car mechanic.’
- ‘The men - without exception - were either farmers, mechanics or labourers.’
- ‘So ask your mechanic to inspect the car as if you were going to be buying it now, as a used car.’
- ‘He had extreme difficulty sleeping, and missed the final exams in his apprenticeship as a vehicle mechanic.’
- ‘Ask the surveyor to refer you to a marine mechanic capable of evaluating the engine.’
- ‘But a friend who worked as a car mechanic insisted the brakes had another 15,000 miles of wear on them.’
- ‘Bryan, a retired mechanic and former car service manager, has not looked back since this introduction.’
- ‘Sam's Dad was a car mechanic and the conservatory was full of containers of oil and petrol.’
2archaic A manual laborer or artisan.‘the Mechanics' Institute’
Late Middle English (as an adjective in the sense ‘relating to manual labor’): via Old French or Latin from Greek mēkhanikos, from mēkhanē (see machine).
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