1. One who produces sculptural artwork.
2. One who shapes, molds, or fashions especially with artistry or precision.
3. Sculptor A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Cetus and Phoenix. Also called Sculptor's Workshop.
[Latin, from sculpere, to carve; see SCULPTURE.]
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