wheel·​wright ˈ(h)wēl-ˌrīt How to pronounce wheelwright (audio)
: a maker and repairer of wheels and wheeled vehicles

Examples of wheelwright in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The four-story building, with its brick-and-medal exterior, is next to buildings from the 1800s, including one where a wheelwright, Josiah Ford, had a shop. Benjamin C Tankersley, Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2023 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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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wheelwright was in the 13th century

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“Wheelwright.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheelwright. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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