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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tin·ker /ˈtɪŋkɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tink·er n.
 1. A mender of brass kettles, pans, and other metal ware. “Tailors and tinkers.”
 2. One skilled in a variety of small mechanical work.
 3. Ordnance A small mortar on the end of a staff.
 4. Zool. (a) A young mackerel about two years old. (b) The chub mackerel. (c) The silversides. (d) A skate. [Prov. Eng.]
 5. Zool. The razor-billed auk.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tink·er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tinkered p. pr. & vb. n. Tinkering.] To mend or solder, as metal wares; hence, more generally, to mend.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tink·er, v. i. To busy one's self in mending old kettles, pans, etc.; to play the tinker; to be occupied with small mechanical works.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines
           and their parts [syn: tinkerer]
      2: an itinerant Gypsy
      3: a traveling repairman who mends broken things (such as metal
         household utensils) [syn: mender, tinkerer]
      4: small mackerel found nearly worldwide [syn: chub mackerel,
          Scomber japonicus]
      v 1: do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly;
           "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little
           house" [syn: putter, mess around, potter, monkey,
            monkey around, muck about, muck around]
      2: work as a tinker or tinkerer
      3: try to fix or mend; "Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's
         not working right"; "She always fiddles with her van on
         the weekend" [syn: fiddle]