- a person who erects the machinery of a mill.
- a person who designs and erects mills and mill machinery.
- a person who maintains and repairs machinery in a mill.
Origin of millwright
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Examples from the Web for millwright
His father was a millwright, and had brought up his son to the use of tools.Cleveland Past and Present
"Love is above will," asserted the millwright, with decision.They of the High Trails</p>
Did not Sierra Leone need a sawmill, a millwright, and a plow?
Then there's all the machinery to erect and the millwright work to do.Calumet 'K'
He learned the trade of a millwright, and in 1847 moved to North Hudson.Fifty Years In The Northwest
William Henry Carman Folsom
- a person who designs, builds, or repairs grain mills or mill machinery
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Word Origin and History for millwright
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