arkwright

[ ahrk-rahyt ]
/ ˈɑrkˌraɪt /

noun

a maker of chests, boxes, or coffers.

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Arkwright
[ ahrk-rahyt ]
/ ˈɑrkˌraɪt /

noun

Sir Richard, 1732–92, English inventor of the spinning jenny.
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British Dictionary definitions for arkwright

Arkwright
/ (ˈɑːkraɪt) /

noun

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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