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English definition of “machinist”

machinist

noun [C]     /məˈʃIːnɪst/ PRODUCTION
someone whose job is operating a machine in a factory: She worked as a sewing machinist for 20 years. The company employs skilled machinists in its machine shops.
someone whose job is making or repairing machines
(Definition of machinist noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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