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Cart·wright

 (kärt′rīt′), Edmund 1743-1823.
British cleric and inventor of the power loom (1785-1790).
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cartwright

(ˈkɑːtˌraɪt)
n
(Crafts) a person who makes carts

Cartwright

(ˈkɑːtˌraɪt)
n
1. (Biography) Edmund. 1743–1823, British clergyman, who invented the power loom
2. (Biography) Dame Silvia (née Poulter). born 1943, New Zealand lawyer. She became a High Court judge in 1993; governor general of New Zealand (2001–06)
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Cart•wright

(ˈkɑrtˌraɪt)

n.
Edmund, 1743–1822, English clergyman: inventor of the power-driven loom.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cartwright - English clergyman who invented the power loom (1743-1823)Cartwright - English clergyman who invented the power loom (1743-1823)
2.cartwright - a workman who makes and repairs carts and wagons
wright - someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination)
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[ˈkɑːtraɪt] Ncarretero/a m/f
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Now, Cartwright, there are the names of twenty-three hotels here, all in the immediate neighbourhood of Charing Cross.
Colonel," said she, with her usual noisy cheerfulness, "I am monstrous glad to see you--sorry I could not come before--beg your pardon, but I have been forced to look about me a little, and settle my matters; for it is a long while since I have been at home, and you know one has always a world of little odd things to do after one has been away for any time; and then I have had Cartwright to settle with-- Lord, I have been as busy as a bee ever since dinner!
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