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Ark·wright

 (ärk′rīt′), Sir Richard 1732-1792.
British inventor and manufacturer who patented a machine for spinning cotton thread (1769) and established cotton mills that were among the first to use machinery on a large scale.

Arkwright

(ˈɑːkraɪt)
n
(Biography) Sir Richard. 1732–92, English cotton manufacturer: inventor of the spinning frame (1769) which produced cotton thread strong enough to be used as a warp

Ark•wright

(ˈɑrkˌraɪt)

n.
Sir Richard, 1732–92, English inventor of the spinning jenny.