a person who builds boats.

Origin of boatbuilder

First recorded in 1670–80; boat + builder Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for boatbuilder

Historical Examples of boatbuilder

  • 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.

  • “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.