noun Date: 13th century a maker and repairer of wheels and wheeled vehicles

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  • Wheelwright — Wheelwright …   Wikipedia Español

  • Wheelwright — Wheelwright, KY U.S. city in Kentucky Population (2000): 1042 Housing Units (2000): 236 Land area (2000): 1.742557 sq. miles (4.513202 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.742557 sq. miles (4.513202 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Wheelwright — Wheel wright , n. A man whose occupation is to make or repair wheels and wheeled vehicles, as carts, wagons, and the like. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wheelwright — (spr. Uihirit), William, geb. zu Newburyport im Staate Massuchusetts, ging erst nach Brasilien, dann nach der Westküste Südamerikas, wo er 1833 die Pacific Dampfschifffahrts Compagnie gründete, welche ihm in Chili u. Peru privilegirt wurde, dann… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • wheelwright — ► NOUN chiefly historical ▪ a person who makes or repairs wooden wheels …   English terms dictionary

  • wheelwright — [hwēl′rīt΄, wēl′rīt΄] n. [see WHEEL & WRIGHT] a person who makes and repairs wheels and wheeled vehicles …   English World dictionary

  • Wheelwright — A wheelwright (or wainwright) is a person who builds or repairs wheels. Making and balancing a wheel is skilled work.This occupational name eventually became the English surname Wheelwright .Historically, these tradesmen made wheels for carts and …   Wikipedia

  • wheelwright — UK [ˈwiːlˌraɪt] / US [ˈwɪlˌraɪt] / US [ˈhwɪlˌraɪt] noun [countable] Word forms wheelwright : singular wheelwright plural wheelwrights someone in the past whose job was to make or repair wooden wheels …   English dictionary

  • Wheelwright — Recorded in the spellings of Wheelwright, Wheelright, and originally Whelewryghte, this is a very English occupational surname.Describing a skilled maker of wheeled vehicles and probably members of the ancient Guild of Wheelwrights, it is like… …   Surnames reference

  • wheelwright — [[t](h)wi͟ːlraɪt[/t]] wheelwrights N COUNT A wheelwright is someone who makes and repairs wooden wheels and other wooden things such as carts, carriages, and gates …   English dictionary

  • wheelwright — A person who makes or repairs wheels. A person who conducts a garage in which he repairs automobiles has been held to be a wheelwright within the meaning of a statute providing for a mechanic s lien for blacksmiths and wheel wrights who perform… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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