Pronunciation: (mu-kan'ik), [key]
1. a person who repairs and maintains machinery, motors, etc.: an automobile mechanic.
2. a worker who is skilled in the use of tools, machines, equipment, etc.
3. Slang.a person skilled in the dishonest handling of cards, dice, or other objects used in games of chance.
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