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Pronunciation: (u-pren'tis), [key]
n., v., -ticed, -tic•ing.

1. a person who works for another in order to learn a trade: an apprentice to a plumber.
2. Hist.a person legally bound through indenture to a master craftsman in order to learn a trade.
3. a learner; novice; tyro.
4. U.S. Navy.an enlisted person receiving specialized training.
5. a jockey with less than one year's experience who has won fewer than 40 races.

to bind to or place with an employer, master craftsman, or the like, for instruction in a trade.

to serve as an apprentice: He apprenticed for 14 years under a master silversmith.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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