mill·​wright | \ ˈmil-ˌrīt How to pronounce millwright (audio) \

Definition of millwright

1 : a person whose occupation is planning and building mills or setting up their machinery
2 : a person who maintains and cares for mechanical equipment (as of a mill or factory)

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Skilled craftsmen are even tougher to locate, especially millwrights, pipelayers, heavy equipment operators, truck drivers, concrete workers, carpenters and bricklayers. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, "Colorado’s construction industry finds no relief from labor shortages," 28 Aug. 2019 Among positions harder to fill than a year ago were millwrights, carpenters, pipefitters and welders, laborers, truck drivers, pipelayers, iron workers, painters, concrete workers, heavy equipment operators and mechanics. William Thornton |, al, "Alabama contractors having trouble filling skilled positions," 27 Aug. 2019 Prior to his retirement he was employed as a millwright at Emhart Glass in Bloomfield & Windsor, CT., "Gilbert John Digby Sr.," 9 Aug. 2019 Orcutt served in the Army during the Korean Conflict, attended Parks College of Engineering and Aviation in Saint Louis, Missouri, and worked as a millwright for Georgia Pacific in Woodland, Maine, and New Departure Hyatt, in Bristol, CT., "Orcutt Calvin Carle," 6 June 2019 His father was a millwright maintaining machines in a plywood mill and in the forest then did other jobs. Andrew Selsky, The Seattle Times, "Merkley eyes White House, visits early primary states," 30 Oct. 2018 Her father was a farmer, millwright, and carpenter., "Luva Mead Hoar," 11 May 2018 Butch, a millwright by trade, used his resources to his advantage when transforming the bus. Rachel Keck,, "There's a new Browns school bus on the Muni Lot block: Tailgate Tours (video)," 23 Oct. 2017 His grandfather was a Kentucky strip miner, his father a millwright at Wonder Bread. Written By Farah Stockman; Photographs By Alyssa Schukar, New York Times, "Becoming a Steelworker Liberated Her. Then Her Job Moved to Mexico.," 14 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of millwright

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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