"tinker" in the noun sense
1. tinker, tinkerer
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
3. chub mackerel, tinker, Scomber japonicus
small mackerel found nearly worldwide
"tinker" in the verb sense
1. putter, mess around, potter, tinker, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around
do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
"The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"
work as a tinker or tinkerer
3. tinker, fiddle
try to fix or mend
"Can you tinker with the T.V. set
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