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

Definition of boatbuilder

: one that builds boats

Other Words from boatbuilder

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

Examples of boatbuilder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The limited-edition watercraft is a civilian version of the French boatbuilder’s Iguana Pro, designed to spirit special forces on to beaches or up launch ramps. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 3 Aug. 2021 Schofield grew up on Mersea Island on England’s eastern coast, the son of a boatbuilder. New York Times, 24 June 2021 The Navier N27 is the creation of two MIT engineers, Sampriti Bhattacharyya, CEO, and longtime boatbuilder Reo Baird, the chief technology officer. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 26 Mar. 2021 Christened the Meyers Manx, the vehicle was the invention of Bruce Meyers, a surfer and boatbuilder who melded old Volkswagen Beetle parts with a curving fiberglass body. Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2021 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, 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, 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,, 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, 17 Apr. 2018

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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. 2021.

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