Tinker

Definition of Tinker

Tink´er
n.1.A mender of brass kettles, pans, and other metal ware.
2.One skilled in a variety of small mechanical work.
3.(Ordnance) A small mortar on the end of a staff.
4.(Zool.) A young mackerel about two years old.
5.(Zool.) The razor-billed auk.
v. t.1.To mend or solder, as metal wares; hence, more generally, to mend.
[imp. & p. p. Tinkered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tinkering.]
v. i.1.To busy one's self in mending old kettles, pans, etc.; to play the tinker; to be occupied with small mechanical works.

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