Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A workman or mechanic as distinguished from an employer thereof.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    One who buys goods in order to reduce them, by his own art or industry, into other forms, and then to sell them. Lansdale v. Brashear, 3 T. B. Mon. (Ky.) 335. 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. Ingram v. Barnes, 7 El. & Bl. 135; Chawner v. Cummings, 8 Q. B. 321. One who is master of his art, and whose employment consists chiefly in manual labor. Wharton; Cunningham.