wheel·​wright | \ ˈ(h)wēl-ˌrīt How to pronounce wheelwright (audio) \

Definition of wheelwright

: a maker and repairer of wheels and wheeled vehicles

Examples of wheelwright in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The site overlooks a pond and includes a sawmill, wheelwright and blacksmith shop, along with a two-story house. Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2021 The church was named for Elizabeth Boswell, wife of Dallas settler Anthony Boswell, a Black wheelwright who settled in Oak Cliff after buying his freedom in Alabama. Meagan Hurley, Dallas News, 1 Apr. 2021 The one who stood out for me was Phill Gregson, a fourth-generation wheelwright. National Geographic, 11 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of wheelwright

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Wheelwright.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheelwright. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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