wain·​wright ˈwān-ˌrīt How to pronounce wainwright (audio)
: a maker and repairer of wagons

Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wainwright was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near wainwright

wainscot oak



Cite this Entry

“Wainwright.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wainwright. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Biographical Definition

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biographical name (1)

Wain·​wright ˈwān-ˌrīt How to pronounce Wainwright (audio)
Jonathan Mayhew 1883–1953 American general


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biographical name (2)

Richard 1817–1862 and his son Richard, Jr. 1849–1926 American naval officers
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