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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who builds and repairs houses, especially wooden houses. Particularly, in eighteenth-century colonial America, a craftsman who cut timber (like a lumberjack) in the quantity required for the construction of a house, then sawed it into planks, and finally jointed and assembled them (like a carpenter).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A builder of houses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A builder of houses.

Etymologies

house +‎ wright (“builder”) (Wiktionary)

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