boat·​build·​er | \ ˈbōt-ˌbil-dər How to pronounce boatbuilder (audio) \

Definition of boatbuilder

: one that builds boats

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boatbuilding \ ˈbōt-​ˌbil-​diŋ How to pronounce boatbuilding (audio) \ noun

Examples of boatbuilder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bo had grown up in segregated North Carolina, and had moved to the waterfront fifty years earlier, when many black working-class boatbuilders still lived in the area. Joe Kloc, Harper's magazine, "Lost at Sea," 10 June 2019 Carloforte was once famed for the skill of its boatbuilders, but the industry has declined drastically in recent years. Kyre Chenven, Condé Nast Traveler, "For Sardinia’s Wild Side, Head to Sulcis," 12 Oct. 2018 Many boatbuilders left California because of the state's strict environmental laws, which made modern manufacturing more difficult than in the post-war era. Bradley Zint,, "New exhibit tells ‘The Hull Story’ of Costa Mesa’s boatbuilding past," 4 May 2018 Model makers, architects, boatbuilders, furniture designers, sculptors, and painters were brought to the studio, while companies manufactured the film’s spacesuits, helmets, and instrument panels. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, "“2001: A Space Odyssey”: What It Means, and How It Was Made," 17 Apr. 2018 Her two double-masted teak phinisi ships were made by master Sulawesi boatbuilders to modern specifications, with air conditioning and hot water. Melinda Page, Town & Country, "4 Luxury Sea Cruises in Southeast Asia," 30 Mar. 2015 In fact, the $26.7�million superyacht was produced by a European boatbuilder with designs on the Trump end of the market. Wired Staff, WIRED, "Sea Monster," 1 May 2005

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First Known Use of boatbuilder

1679, in the meaning defined above

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“Boatbuilder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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