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[ahrk-rahyt] /ˈɑrkˌraɪt/
a maker of chests, boxes, or coffers.
Origin of arkwright


[ahrk-rahyt] /ˈɑrkˌraɪt/
Sir Richard, 1732–92, English inventor of the spinning jenny. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • arkwright invented the spinning machines, while a barber's apprentice.

  • arkwright combined the talents of an inventor with those of a man of business.

  • Why, it's in Miss arkwright's tukky roaster, dat's whut it's in.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
  • Nor would arkwright know his water frame could he see what has happened to it.

    Carl and the Cotton Gin Sara Ware Bassett
  • "Oh, well, from reports I reckon Mrs. Cyril doesn't play either a banjo or a guitar," smiled arkwright.

    Miss Billy Married Eleanor H. Porter
  • He—arkwright—was a good-natured, tender-hearted lad, devoted to Adelaide.

    The First Violin Jessie Fothergill
  • She had been talking and laughing brightly about something, when he chanced to introduce arkwright's name.

    Miss Billy's Decision Eleanor H. Porter
  • Finally arkwright supplied this lack in water-twist or "throstle-spun" yarn.

    Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle
  • "Of course it is merely a report," said Mrs. arkwright, almost trembling at what she had done.

    Orley Farm Anthony Trollope
  • But Mrs. arkwright was not a person to be put off in this way.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for arkwright


Sir Richard. 1732–92, English cotton manufacturer: inventor of the spinning frame (1769) which produced cotton thread strong enough to be used as a warp
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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