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shipwright

[ship-rahyt] /ˈʃɪpˌraɪt/
noun, Shipbuilding.
1.
a person who builds and launches wooden vessels or does carpentry work in connection with the building and launching of steel or iron vessels.
Origin
1100
before 1100; Middle English; Old English scipwyrhta. See ship, wright
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Examples for shipwright
  • One of the crooks cons the fellow into believing he is a shipwright.
  • Draw a picture of a tool that a shipwright might use.
  • May also do underwater carpentry, steel plating and shipwright's work.
  • He was a shipwright by trade and upon this property he located his ship building business and residence.
British Dictionary definitions for shipwright

shipwright

/ˈʃɪpˌraɪt/
noun
1.
an artisan skilled in one or more of the tasks required to build vessels
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Word Origin and History for shipwright
n.

Old English scipwyrhta; see ship (n.) + wright (n.).

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