Definition of shipwright
: a carpenter skilled in ship construction and repair
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It functions today as a floating museum, a hands-on classroom for apprentice shipwrights and even a spot for sleepovers.
Ware had gotten hold of correspondence between Thompson and the shipwrights and started tracing Thompson’s family but hadn’t found a living descendant.
But for any who do think that their inner shipwright could easily master the task, consider these rules: For a cardboard boat regatta, obviouly the craft must be made of cardboard.
The cove was eventually filled in and on that land, a shipwright built a wharf.
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First Known Use of shipwright
before 12th century
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