Journeyman

Definition of Journeyman

Jour´ney`man
n.1.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 apprentice and from master workman.
I have thought some of nature's journeymen had made men, and not made them well.
- Shak.
2.A competent and experienced worker who performs adequately but without a high level of expertise or imagination.

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