millwright
noun Date: 14th century 1. a person whose occupation is planning and building mills or setting up their machinery 2. a person who maintains and cares for mechanical equipment (as of a mill or factory)

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  • Millwright — Mill wright , n. A mechanic whose occupation is to build mills, or to set up their machinery. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • millwright — (n.) late 15c., from MILL (Cf. mill) (n.1) + WRIGHT (Cf. wright) …   Etymology dictionary

  • millwright — [mil′rīt΄] n. 1. a person who designs or builds mills or installs their machinery 2. a worker who installs, aligns, maintains, and, sometimes, repairs the machinery and heavy equipment in a factory …   English World dictionary

  • Millwright — A millwright is a craftsman or tradesman engaged with the construction and maintenance of machinery. Early millwrights were specialist carpenters who erected machines used in agriculture, food processing and processing lumber and paper. In the… …   Wikipedia

  • millwright — /mil ruyt /, n. 1. a person who erects the machinery of a mill. 2. a person who designs and erects mills and mill machinery. 3. a person who maintains and repairs machinery in a mill. [1350 1400; ME. See MILL1, WRIGHT] * * * …   Universalium

  • millwright — noun a person who designed, erected and built mills and milling machinery …   Wiktionary

  • millwright — n. one who builds or establishes mills …   English contemporary dictionary

  • millwright — noun a person who designs or builds grain mills or who maintains mill machinery …   English new terms dictionary

  • millwright — mill•wright [[t]ˈmɪlˌraɪt[/t]] n. 1) a person who erects the machinery of a mill 2) a person who designs and erects mills and mill machinery 3) mel a person who maintains and repairs machinery in a mill • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • millwright — /ˈmɪlraɪt/ (say milruyt) noun someone who designs, builds, or sets up mills or mill machinery …   Australian English dictionary

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