- a maker of chests, boxes, or coffers.
Origin of arkwright
- Sir Richard,1732–92, English inventor of the spinning jenny.
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Examples from the Web for arkwright
He was, like Arkwright, the youngest of a family of thirteen children.Self-Help
He—Arkwright—was a good-natured, tender-hearted lad, devoted to Adelaide.The First Violin
Of course Arkwright, as is well known, was the opposite of this.The Story of the Cotton Plant
Finally Arkwright supplied this lack in water-twist or "throstle-spun" yarn.Home Life in Colonial Days
Alice Morse Earle
Yet not to be beaten, Arkwright altered his sign to "A clean shave for a halfpenny."An Australian Lassie
- 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
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