In many of the Lord British Ultima computer games, Tinker was a character class. The Tinker class embodied the virtue of Sacrifice your avatar had to attain in Ultima IV. In Ultima IV's land of Sosaria, the Tinker city was called Minoc and you could pick up a Tinker character named Julia there.

The Tinker class was basically a warrior class that could not wear magical chain or magical plate armor but could use all weapons. The Tinker class had some light magic using ability, although not as much as the Ranger or Paladin classes.

Tink"er (?), n. [From Tink, because the tinker's way of proclaiming his trade is to beat a kettle, or because in his work he makes a tinkling noise. Johnson.]


A mender of brass kettles, pans, and other metal ware.

"Tailors and tinkers."

Piers Plowman.


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.


The chub mackerel.


The silversides.


A skate.

[Prov. Eng.]

5. Zool.

The razor-billed auk.


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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.


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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.


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