noun Date: before 12th century a carpenter skilled in ship construction and repair

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Shipwright — Ship wright , n. One whose occupation is to construct ships; a builder of ships or other vessels. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shipwright — ► NOUN ▪ a shipbuilder …   English terms dictionary

  • shipwright — [ship′rīt΄] n. a man, esp. a carpenter, whose work is the construction and repair of ships …   English World dictionary

  • shipwright — [[t]ʃɪ̱praɪt[/t]] shipwrights N COUNT A shipwright is a person who builds or repairs ships as a job …   English dictionary

  • shipwright — /ship ruyt /, n. Shipbuilding. a person who builds and launches wooden vessels or does carpentry work in connection with the building and launching of steel or iron vessels. [bef. 1100; ME; OE scipwyrhta. See SHIP, WRIGHT] * * * …   Universalium

  • shipwright — noun A person who designs, builds and repairs ships, especially wooden ones …   Wiktionary

  • shipwright — ship|wright [ˈʃıp raıt] n someone who builds or repairs ships …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shipwright — ship|wright [ ʃıp,raıt ] noun count someone whose job is to build or repair ships …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shipwright — sb. Alys. 3665 …   Oldest English Words

  • shipwright — n. one who builds or repairs ships …   English contemporary dictionary

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