One who buys goods in order to reduce them, by his own art or industry, into other forms, and then to sell them. One who is actually and personally engaged or employed to do work of a mechanical or physical character, not including one who takes contracts for labor to be performed by others, i.e. a mechanic or workman as contrasted from the employer of such. One who is master of his art, and whose employment consists chiefly in manual labor. A craftsman; an artisan

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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