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One that builds and repairs wagons.
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(Automotive Engineering) a person who makes wagons


1. (Biography) Loudon. born 1946, US rock singer and songwriter. His albums include Loudon Wainwright III (1970), Fame and Wealth (1983), Grown Man (1995) and Strange Weirdos (2007)
2. (Biography) his daughter, Martha. born 1976, US rock singer and songwriter. Her recordings include the album Martha Wainwright (2005)
3. (Biography) his son, Rufus. born 1973, US rock singer and songwriter. His albums include Want One (2003), Want Two (2004) and Release the Stars (2007)
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a wagon maker.
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Noun1.wainwright - a wagon maker
wright - someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination)
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It was only next day, when Wainwright Island loomed to windward, close abeam, that Wolf Larsen opened his mouth in prophecy.
If they ever decide to make a "Meet the Wainwrights" TV special it would top the ratings!
Loudon Wainwright III, or Loudon Snowden Wainwright III to be precise, was certainly inspired by a Dylan performance, reputedly Newport Folk festival in 1963, and he worked in many of the same clubs the new Nobel laureate had experienced a few years earlier.
Visitors will be brought up to date with sections on his legacy and the challenge his work presents as others follow in his footsteps today - such as the "peak-bagging" challenge of 214 Wainwrights which includes all the fells mentioned in his seven pictorial guides to the Lakes.
Walker Alfred Wainwright's love affair with the Lakes began at the age of 23, when he enjoyed his first holiday there and took in stunning views on climbing Orrest Head in Windermere.
Roger Kenyon, 62, of Blundellsands, will climb the last of the Lake District fells, known as The Wainwrights, next month.
Mr, Wainwrights son Andrew, then a 22-year-old student at Newcastle University, killed himself at his father's 1974.
The Wainwrights range in height and difficulty from easy to extreme and include gentle strolls along the smallest ( Castle Crag in Borrowdale at 985ft ( to England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike at 3,210ft.
The 214 fells described in the Pictorial Guides are now generally known as the Wainwrights after Alfred, who was also a well respected guidebook author and illustrator.
JOYCE Wainwright was a well-known figure in Huddersfield for many years, as the wife of Colne Valley MP Richard Wainwright.