Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A boat-builder.
- n. A maker of boats, especially of traditional wooden construction.
- boat + wright (Wiktionary)
“Her dad is a boatwright, and he manages a yacht company.”
“Ten strides put the village behind us, though not so far behind that I could not hear the boatwright begin his pounding again, or the children resume their play and their weeping.”
“I reported and proceeded to be screamed at for putting a female on duty at boatwright, how I should have ensured her safety by putting her on a shift with other soldiers and so on and forth.”
“It’s difficult to build a case against a shop that sells sugar, just as it would be very rough to indict a boatwright for building the boats used to smuggle cocaine, but the federal prosecutor has in her arsenal an almost magical bullet: conspiracy.”
“The Middle English word (in the sense of "builder") was wright (from the Old English wryhta), which could be used in compound forms such as wheelwright or boatwright. [”
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