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From Middle English shipwright, shippwright, schipwricht, ship-wriȝth, from Old English sċipwyrhta, equivalent to ship +‎ wright (builder).



shipwright (plural shipwrights)

  1. A person who designs, builds and repairs ships, especially wooden ones.
    • 2008, Robert L. Smith, Never Waste the Flowers[1], Authorhouse, →ISBN, page 21:
      A shipwright is one who builds or repairs ships using whatever materials are available including, but not limited to wood, metal, plastic, and concrete. / A master shipwright is one who has learned to use his skills with precision and is capable of teaching them to others. His knowledge includes mathematics, mechanics, and the use of tool; they also include the application of imagination, ingenuity, creativity, and vision of what can be.


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