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arkwright

[ahrk-rahyt]
noun
  1. a maker of chests, boxes, or coffers.
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Origin of arkwright

Arkwright

[ahrk-rahyt]
noun
  1. Sir Richard,1732–92, English inventor of the spinning jenny.
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Examples from the Web for arkwright

Historical Examples

  • He was, like Arkwright, the youngest of a family of thirteen children.

    Self-Help

    Samuel Smiles

  • He—Arkwright—was a good-natured, tender-hearted lad, devoted to Adelaide.

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill

  • Of course Arkwright, as is well known, was the opposite of this.

  • Finally Arkwright supplied this lack in water-twist or "throstle-spun" yarn.

  • Yet not to be beaten, Arkwright altered his sign to "A clean shave for a halfpenny."


British Dictionary definitions for arkwright

Arkwright

noun
  1. 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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