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 Martin de Urnieta, the shipwright who finished building the Maravillas in 1647, was also a knight of the order. Sean Kingsley, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 July 2022 Jack Higgins, James Graham, Martin Fallon and Hugh Marlowe were all pseudonyms for Henry Patterson, who was born on July 27, 1929, in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north of England to a shipwright, Henry Patterson, and his wife, Henrietta. New York Times, 10 Apr. 2022 Unwilling to return to sailing but residing where water was ever present, Enoe became a shipwright in 1973, honing a skill that was brought to the islands by Scottish immigrants centuries ago. Zuzana Prochazka, Robb Report, 20 Mar. 2022 This almost 12,000-square-foot, four-story Baroque palace was built in the late 18th century by a well-to-do shipwright; his namesake family went on to figure prominently in local trade for centuries. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 22 Sep. 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. Washington Post, 24 May 2021 The shipwright’s cottage will become a welcome center leading to a cove of paths, decks and boardwalks extending past a gravel shoreline. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of shipwright

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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9 Aug 2022

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“Shipwright.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shipwright. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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