journeyman

Definitions:

  • One who has fully served an apprenticeship in a trade or craft and is a qualified worker in another's employ.
  • An experienced and competent but undistinguished worker.
  • A man hired to work by the day; a day-worker.
  • A workman or mechanic who has served his apprenticeship; specifically, a qualified mechanic employed in the exercise of his trade, as distinguished from a master mechanic or a foreman.
  • In <em>astronomy</em>, a secondary clock in an observatory: used, generally, as an intermediary in the comparison of standard clocks: more fully, <em>journeyman clock.</em>
  • Formerly, a man hired to work by the day; now, commonly, one who has finished an apprenticeship and is a competent worker in a handicraft or trade, but has not received recognition as a master; -- distinguished from <contr>apprentice</contr> and from <contr>master workman</contr>.
  • A competent and experienced worker who performs adequately but without a high level of expertise or imagination.
  • a <xref>tradesman</xref> who has served an <xref>apprenticeship</xref> and is <xref>employed</xref> by a <xref>master tradesman</xref>
  • a <xref>competent</xref> but <xref>undistinguished</xref> tradesman, especially one who works, and is paid by the <xref>day</xref>
  • a <xref>player</xref> who plays on many different <xref>teams</xref> during the course of his <xref>career</xref>
  • a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
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