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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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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 Members of the unions representing laborers, plumbers, carpenters, millwrights, operating engineers and electricians locals also are working to bring the ice castle to life. Scott Takushi, Twin Cities, "A castle of ice rises in Rice Park for the Winter Carnival," 25 Jan. 2017 NMM does hydraulic repairs, on-site millwright and maintenance services and other custom manufacturing jobs for companies like U.S. Steel and Nucor., "Instacart rollout, mobile homes, Top Hat Barbecue top business news," 8 June 2017

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First Known Use of millwright

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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