shipwright

noun
ship·​wright | \ ˈship-ˌrīt How to pronounce shipwright (audio) \

Definition of shipwright

: a carpenter skilled in ship construction and repair

Examples of shipwright in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a recent visit, shipwright Matteo Tamassia, whose gondolas can take a month or more to construct, discussed an improvement to the gunwale with a fellow boat-maker who dropped by. Avedis Hadjian, The Christian Science Monitor, 4 June 2021 Residents were listed as having a range of occupations, from grocer and carpenter to shipwright and pastor. Washington Post, 24 May 2021 Residents were listed as having a range of occupations, from grocer and carpenter to shipwright and pastor. Washington Post, 24 May 2021 Residents were listed as having a range of occupations, from grocer and carpenter to shipwright and pastor. Jonathan M. Pitts, baltimoresun.com, 20 May 2021 Although elements of the largest ship's construction are Roman, Korac says those same shipbuilding techniques may also have been used by later Byzantine or medieval shipwrights. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, 8 Apr. 2020 His friend and fellow shipwright William Foster had built a sleek, speedy schooner named Clotilda a few years earlier to haul lumber and other cargo around the Gulf of Mexico. National Geographic, 16 Jan. 2020 Tower was a shipbuilder and fisherman, and Stoddard was a shipwright. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Nov. 2019 Boeing aero-mechanics, shipwrights and college professors. Greg Gilbert, The Seattle Times, 31 July 2019

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First Known Use of shipwright

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Shipwright.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shipwright. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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