artisan

Definitions:

A workman; a mechanic.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (noun) (n.) (noun)
A trained workman; a handicraftsman.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (noun) (n.) (noun)
See art.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (noun) (n.) (noun)
One skilled in any art or trade: a mechanic.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (noun) (n.) (noun)
One skilled in a mechanic art.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (noun) (n.) (noun)

Usage examples:

He might just as well have been an artisan as a government official; his age was anything between twenty- nine and forty- five years.
- The Red Room by August Strindberg
He was Norhib, artisan working slowly day by ...
- Warlord of Kor by Terry Gene Carr
In marrying an artisan of their own class, they see nothing but distress and servitude, which are by no means compatible with their spirit of independence.
- Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon