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ship·wright

 (shĭp′rīt′)
n.
One that builds or repairs ships.
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shipwright

(ˈʃɪpˌraɪt)
n
1. (Professions) an artisan skilled in one or more of the tasks required to build vessels
2. (Nautical Terms) an artisan skilled in one or more of the tasks required to build vessels
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ship•wright

(ˈʃɪpˌraɪt)

n.
a person who builds and launches wooden vessels or does carpentry work on steel or iron vessels.
[before 1100]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shipwright - a carpenter who helps build and launch wooden vesselsshipwright - a carpenter who helps build and launch wooden vessels
wright - someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination)
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Translations

shipwright

[ˈʃɪpraɪt] Ncarpintero m de navío
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shipwright

[ˈʃɪpraɪt] ncharpentier/ière m/f de marine
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References in classic literature ?
But she knew that was only because, like Peter the Great in a shipwright's yard, he was studying what he wanted to know.
The same thing is to be perceived in the other arts and sciences; for a painter would not represent an animal with a foot disproportionally large, though he had drawn it remarkably beautiful; nor would the shipwright make the prow or any other part of the vessel larger than it ought to be; nor will the master of the band permit any who sings louder and better than the rest to sing in concert with them.
And when you want to buy a ship, the shipwright or the pilot would be better?
You are hard as the axe which a shipwright wields at his work, and cleaves the timber to his liking.
"And as shipwright and able assistant," she laughed back.
He made the raft as broad as a skilled shipwright makes the beam of a large vessel, and he fixed a deck on top of the ribs, and ran a gunwale all round it.
I was but a bungling shipwright, yet as I knew the usefulness and even necessity of such a thing, I applied myself with so much pains to do it, that at last I brought it to pass; though, considering the many dull contrivances I had for it that failed, I think it cost me almost as much labour as making the boat.
A far-sighted Boston reporter slid away for a full copy of the epic and an interview with the author; so that earth had nothing more to offer Captain Bart Edwardes, ex-whaler, shipwright, master-fisherman, and poet, in the seventy-third year of his age.
We made sail and tried to clew off, when the rotten work of the Tahiti shipwrights became manifest.
In York the shipwrights acted the building of the ark, the fishmongers the Flood, and the gold- beaters and money-workers the three Kings out of the East.
Ham carrying me on his back and a small box of ours under his arm, and Peggotty carrying another small box of ours, we turned down lanes bestrewn with bits of chips and little hillocks of sand, and went past gas-works, rope-walks, boat-builders' yards, shipwrights' yards, ship-breakers' yards, caulkers' yards, riggers' lofts, smiths' forges, and a great litter of such places, until we came out upon the dull waste I had already seen at a distance; when Ham said,
A hungry crowd of shipwrights sharpened their chisels at the sight of that carcass of a ship.