• mechanical; relating to the laws of motion in the art of constructing things
  • Of or relating to a mechanic or artificer, or to the class of artisans; hence, rude; common; vulgar; base.


  • A manual worker; a labourer or artisan.
  • Someone who builds or repairs machinery, a technician; now specifically, someone who works with and repairs the mechanical parts of a motor vehicle, aircraft or similar.
  • A device, command, or feature which allows someone to achieve a specific task.
  • A hit man.
  • A cheat who manipulates the cards or dice.


  • From Middle English mekanyk, from Old French mecanique, from Latin mechanicus, from Ancient Greek μηχανικός, from μηχανή; see machine.

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