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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Recent Examples on the Web Warren has worked as a production equipment mechanic, also known as a millwright, for the Pine Bluff Arsenal in White Hall for the past 12 years. Arkansas Online, 23 June 2021 Her husband, a factory millwright, was deemed an essential worker and has had steady employment throughout the crisis, a huge help to the family budget. Author: Heather Long, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Nov. 2020 To remove water from the site, a millwright constructed a large wheel, so that three or four men walking abreast could provide the power to move a chain of buckets that bailed out the pit using a trough leading to a low-lying area of the farm. Hans-dieter Sues, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 May 2020 One of those is Clayton Jackson, 59, a millwright who works overnights repairing machinery. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 21 Feb. 2020 Prior to his retirement, Vin was employed as a millwright with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft., 10 Dec. 2019 Joel worked 37 yrs. at Rogers Corporation as a millwright and machinist., 13 Oct. 2019 Husband was a former millwright and past business agent for the Carpenters Union., 12 Sep. 2019 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, 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of millwright

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Millwright.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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