Definition of "wheelwright" []

  • One that builds and repairs wheels. (noun)
  • A person who makes or mends wheels as a trade (noun)

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Use "wheelwright" in a sentence
  • "Now the wheelwright was a choleric man, and one fine afternoon, returning from a short absence, found Tom occupied with one of his pet adzes, the edge of which was fast vanishing under our hero's care."
  • "The Middle English word (in the sense of "builder") was wright (from the Old English wryhta), which could be used in compound forms such as wheelwright or boatwright. ["
  • "Like a Wrist under the wheelwright of a tottering cartel!"