Mechanic

Me*chan"ic

(m*kn"k), a. [F. mcanique, L. mechanicus, Gr. mhchaniko`s, fr. mhchanh` a machine. See Machine.] 1. 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. "These mechanic philosophers." Ray.
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Mechanic slaves,
With greasy aprons, rules, and hammers.
Shak.
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2. Of or pertaining to a mechanic or artificer, or to the class of artisans; hence, rude; common; vulgar.
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To make a god, a hero, or a king
Descend to a mechanic dialect.
Roscommon.
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Sometimes he ply'd the strong, mechanic tool.
Thomson.
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3. Base. [Obs.] Whitlock.
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