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wainwright

[weyn-rahyt] /ˈweɪnˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a wagon maker.
Origin of wainwright
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English wǣnwyrhta; see wain, wright

Wainwright

[weyn-rahyt] /ˈweɪnˌraɪt/
noun
1.
Jonathan Mayhew
[mey-hyoo] /ˈmeɪ hyu/ (Show IPA),
1883–1953, U.S. general.
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  • wainwright waved away all such trifling barriers as "Mister" and "Miss." He came towards her with his face stern and determined.

    Van Bibber and Others Richard Harding Davis
  • Smith pressed on Mr. wainwright the use of his cloak; but this Mr. wainwright declined.

  • You have my permission, Mr. Sedger, but tell me who is that good-looking man with Mr. wainwright, coming down this way?

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  • Had wainwright then been at the bottom of his trouble that day?

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  • "All right, sir," said wainwright, making the child comfortable between us.

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  • He ate and drank, principally drank, and did whatever wainwright suggested.

    The Search Grace Livingston Hill
  • wainwright pursued the other torpedo boat, the Pluton, more vigorously.

  • But wainwright had all the advantage now, with such a captain on his side!

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British Dictionary definitions for wainwright

wainwright

/ˈweɪnˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a person who makes wagons

Wainwright

/ˈweɪnˌraɪt/
noun
1.
Loudon. born 1946, US rock singer and songwriter. His albums include Loudon Wainwright III (1970), Fame and Wealth (1983), Grown Man (1995) and Strange Weirdos (2007)
2.
his daughter, Martha. born 1976, US rock singer and songwriter. Her recordings include the album Martha Wainwright (2005)
3.
his son, Rufus. born 1973, US rock singer and songwriter. His albums include Want One (2003), Want Two (2004) and Release the Stars (2007)
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Word Origin and History for wainwright
n.

"wagon-builder," Old English wægn-wyrhta; see wain + wright.

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