A person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts.
Formerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy) who traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles and other metal utensils as a way to earn a living.
Do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly.
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Work as a tinker or tinkerer.
Try to fix or mend:
— Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right.
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