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wheel·wright

 (wēl′rīt′, hwēl′-)
n.
One that builds and repairs wheels.

wheelwright

(ˈwiːlˌraɪt)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) a person who makes or mends wheels as a trade

wheel•wright

(ˈʰwilˌraɪt, ˈwil-)

n.
a person whose trade is making or repairing wheels, wheeled carriages, etc.
[1250–1300]

Wheel•wright

(ˈʰwilˌraɪt, ˈwil-)

n.

Wheelwright

One who made or repaired wheels (usually wooden wagon wheels). In farming communities, the blacksmith usually did the repairing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wheelwright - someone who makes and repairs wooden wheels
wright - someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination)
Translations
صانِع أو مُصَلِّح دَواليب
hjulmager
kerékgyártó
vagna-/kerrusmiîur
tekerlekçi

wheelwright

[ˈwiːlraɪt] Nruedero m, carretero m

wheelwright

hwiːlraɪt] ncharron m

wheelwright

nStellmacher(in) m(f)

wheelwright

[ˈwiːlˌraɪt] ncarradore m

wheel

(wiːl) noun
1. a circular frame or disc turning on a rod or axle, on which vehicles etc move along the ground. A bicycle has two wheels, a tricycle three, and most cars four; a cartwheel.
2. any of several things similar in shape and action. a potter's wheel; He was found drunk at the wheel (= steering-wheel) of his car.
verb
1. to cause to move on wheels. He wheeled his bicycle along the path.
2. to (cause to) turn quickly. He wheeled round and slapped me.
3. (of birds) to fly in circles.
wheeled adjective
a wheeled vehicle.
-wheeled
a four-wheeled vehicle.
ˈwheelbarrow noun
a small carrier with one wheel at the front, and two legs and two handles at the back. He used a wheelbarrow to move the manure to the back garden.
ˈwheelchair noun
a chair with wheels, used for moving from place to place by invalids or those who cannot walk.
ˈwheelhouse noun
the shelter in which a ship's steering-wheel is placed.
ˈwheelwright noun
a craftsman who makes wheels.
References in classic literature ?
Wheelwrights, drainmakers, journeymen, and laborers of all kinds flocked in.
On one of the opposite angles stood Squire Brown's stables and kennel, with their backs to the road, over which towered a great elm- tree; on the third stood the village carpenter and wheelwright's large open shop, and his house and the schoolmaster's, with long low eaves, under which the swallows built by scores.
Tom was thinking of himself walking about on crutches, like the wheelwright's son; and Maggie, who did not guess what was in his mind, sobbed for company.
Marco's joy was exuberant -- but only for a mo- ment; then he grew thoughtful, then sad; and when he heard me tell Dowley I should have Dickon, the boss mason, and Smug, the boss wheelwright, out there, too, the coal-dust on his face turned to chalk, and he lost his grip.
So had his way of life:--he invited no comer to step across his door-sill, and he never strolled into the village to drink a pint at the Rainbow, or to gossip at the wheelwright's: he sought no man or woman, save for the purposes of his calling, or in order to supply himself with necessaries; and it was soon clear to the Raveloe lasses that he would never urge one of them to accept him against her will--quite as if he had heard them declare that they would never marry a dead man come to life again.
These were often the commencement of a little village: and after an interval came a wheelwright's shed or perhaps a blacksmith's forge; then a thriving farm with sleepy cows lying about the yard, and horses peering over the low wall and scampering away when harnessed horses passed upon the road, as though in triumph at their freedom.
That's where our people gets it from, though there's only two men of 'em in all Hayslope: that's Will Maskery, the wheelwright, and Seth Bede, a young man as works at the carpenterin'."
Now, in this piece of waste ground, there was, at that time, an enclosure belonging to some wheelwright who contracted with the Post Office for the purchase of old, worn-out mail coaches; and my uncle, being very fond of coaches, old, young, or middle-aged, all at once took it into his head to step out of his road for no other purpose than to peep between the palings at these mails--about a dozen of which he remembered to have seen, crowded together in a very forlorn and dismantled state, inside.
Then the wheelwright lays his axe to its roots that he may fashion a felloe for the wheel of some goodly chariot, and it lies seasoning by the waterside.
She loves better a wheelwright who dreams all night of wheels, and a groom who is part of his horse; for she is full of work, and these are her hands.
All this time, kept fresh by a certain enjoyment of the work in which he was engaged, he was up and down at every house we came to, addressing people whom he had never beheld before as old acquaintances, running in to warm himself at every fire he saw, talking and drinking and shaking hands at every bar and tap, friendly with every waggoner, wheelwright, blacksmith, and toll- taker, yet never seeming to lose time, and always mounting to the box again with his watchful, steady face and his business-like "Get on, my lad!"
They hooted him down, and he was pained; but Preble, the lame wheelwright, and Vincent, the fat blacksmith, and the other nota- bles too, wanted to drink their evening beer in peace.