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boatbuilder

[boht-bil-der] /ˈboʊtˌbɪl dər/
noun
1.
a person who builds boats.
Origin of boatbuilder
1670-1680
First recorded in 1670-80; boat + builder
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  • I was raised to the head of our “naval bureau” as boatbuilder in chief.

    Captain Canot Brantz Mayer
  • Iff crept forward and tarried for a time talking to the boatbuilder.

    The Bandbox Louis Joseph Vance
  • Mr. William Moody, boatbuilder, a liver-complexioned citizen, undertook to reply.

    Rhoda Fleming, Complete George Meredith
  • “Give you twenty-five if you get away from the dock within five minutes,” Iff told the boatbuilder directly.

    The Bandbox Louis Joseph Vance
  • In August, 1710, he wrote that he had taken a walk to see the boatbuilder at work.

  • Once, when he saw a stranded English boat, he sent for a boatbuilder to make him a sailboat and to teach him how to manage it.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
  • On the second night after his arrival, he walked with the boatbuilder upon the wooden quay.

    The Tempting of Tavernake E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Hans looked triumphantly at Tom Nedley, and the boatbuilder scratched his head.

    The Spell of the White Sturgeon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Henry Greathead—a boatbuilder of South Shields—erroneously got the credit of this invention.

    Battles with the Sea R.M. Ballantyne

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