ship·​wright | \ ˈship-ˌrīt \

Definition of shipwright

: a carpenter skilled in ship construction and repair

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The government also paid for employee training, as few skilled shipwrights remained in the labor force. Andrew Maykuth,, "With dearth of orders, Philly Shipyard's future is at risk," 10 May 2018 Don Pedersen, her husband's uncle, was a master shipwright who developed the Viking sailboat. Bradley Zint,, "New exhibit tells ‘The Hull Story’ of Costa Mesa’s boatbuilding past," 4 May 2018 Shortly afterward, several shipwrights began working along the eastern shore, and by 1840, shipbuilding had become the community’s dominant activity, prospering for the next three decades. Marcelle Sussman Fischler, New York Times, "Northport, N.Y.: Old-Time Charm in a Waterfront Village," 2 May 2018 Walter Bellingrath shipped his Coca-Cola cases on many a river steamer in the early 1900s, and his father-in-law was a shipwright – a skilled carpenter who built and repaired the boats., "Things to do in Mobile, Jan. 21-27," 21 Jan. 2018 It functions today as a floating museum, a hands-on classroom for apprentice shipwrights and even a spot for sleepovers. Scott Greenstone, The Seattle Times, "Historic tugboat dry-docked in Seattle to prepare for full hull restoration," 19 June 2017 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. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Fireboat 422 scores in Fairfax County cardboard boat regatta," 5 June 2017 Ware had gotten hold of correspondence between Thompson and the shipwrights and started tracing Thompson’s family but hadn’t found a living descendant. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "Old yacht reunited with its former family returns to Newport's Wooden Boat Festival," 8 June 2017 The cove was eventually filled in and on that land, a shipwright built a wharf. Patricia Sullivan, Washington Post, "Centuries-old human remains found at Alexandria waterfront excavation," 19 May 2017

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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