wainwright

noun wain·wright \ ˈwān-ˌrīt \

Definition of wainwright

:a maker and repairer of wagons

First Known Use of wainwright

before 12th century


Wainwright

biographical name Wain·wright \ ˈwān-ˌrīt \

Definition of Wainwright

Jonathan Mayhew 1883–1953 American general

Wainwright

biographical name

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

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