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wainwright

[weyn-rahyt] /ˈweɪnˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a wagon maker.
Origin of wainwright
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English wǣnwyrhta; see wain, wright

Wainwright

[weyn-rahyt] /ˈweɪnˌraɪt/
noun
1.
Jonathan Mayhew
[mey-hyoo] /ˈmeɪ hyu/ (Show IPA),
1883–1953, U.S. general.
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  • "His people are living with a patient of mine, General wainwright," said Porter.

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  • Smith pressed on Mr. wainwright the use of his cloak; but this Mr. wainwright declined.

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British Dictionary definitions for wainwright

wainwright

/ˈweɪnˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a person who makes wagons

Wainwright

/ˈweɪnˌraɪt/
noun
1.
Loudon. born 1946, US rock singer and songwriter. His albums include Loudon Wainwright III (1970), Fame and Wealth (1983), Grown Man (1995) and Strange Weirdos (2007)
2.
his daughter, Martha. born 1976, US rock singer and songwriter. Her recordings include the album Martha Wainwright (2005)
3.
his son, Rufus. born 1973, US rock singer and songwriter. His albums include Want One (2003), Want Two (2004) and Release the Stars (2007)
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Word Origin and History for wainwright
n.

"wagon-builder," Old English wægn-wyrhta; see wain + wright.

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