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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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machinistma‧chin‧ist /məˈʃiːnɪst/ noun [countable]  TIsomeone who operates a machine, especially in a factory All the women are highly skilled machinists.
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machinistThen I went to work in another factory as a machinist and I moved into a room with the child.Then I got another job, the same kind as a machinist, and I put the baby in a nursery.And soon it was obvious that none of the returning Point Breeze veterans had any machinist work behind them.The Boeing machinists have not gone on strike since 1977.Young Fannon, too, was an experienced machinist.The remains of the Con federate machinist who was torn to pieces were shoveled into buckets and thrown overboard.A few of the machinists began to fall in line.The United machinists complain the scheme leaves the airline with too much debt.
From Longman Business Dictionarymachinistma‧chin‧ist /məˈʃiːnɪst/ noun [countable]MANUFACTURINGJOB someone who operates machines in a factoryAll the women are highly skilled machinists.
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