from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that builds or repairs ships.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who designs, builds and repairs ships, especially wooden ones
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One whose occupation is to construct ships; a builder of ships or other vessels.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A builder of ships; a ship-carpenter.
- n. A local English name of the spotted ling: so called because it has “a resemblance to the spilt pitch on the clothes of these mechanics.”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a carpenter who helps build and launch wooden vessels
You enlist him as one of your companions and a shipwright should be a very useful member of your crew.
“And as shipwright and able assistant,” she laughed back.
It was in her blood, of course; that shipwright grandfather of hers was probably the last of a long line of merchant seamen.
They know me at the Running Hart, and they gave me to wait at table a boy that I know something of, whose uncle is a shipwright in my yard.
If he, for instance, had a shipwright build him a ship for the price of 2 ounces of gold, he might write out a note which would say, "Pay Mr. Shipwright 2 ounces of gold out of my gold on deposit at Mr. Goldsmiths's storeroom."
He decided to make repairs underway and took along the shipwright Champdoré, several artisans, a “store of planks,” and a shallop.70
The Catholic priest and Protestant pastor lived there, the surgeon Deschamps, and the skilled shipwright Champdoré.
Only one man could put it right—the shipwright Champdoré, who “cleverly mended the rudder.”
In the harbor, shipwright Champdoré repaired the damaged rudder while Champlain surveyed the anchorage and made a chart.
These men appeared in the records of many voyages to America.26 Others with professional expertise included Pierre Angibault, sieur de Champdoré, a skilled shipwright and amateur pilot.