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Cartwright

[kahrt-rahyt]
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noun
  1. Edmund,1743–1822, English clergyman: inventor of the power-driven loom.
  2. his brotherJohn,1740–1824, English parliamentary reformer.
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  • Cartwright, in his most impressive manner, stepped a foot closer to Bud's chair.

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    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • "That will do, Miss Moore," said Cartwright, and took his seat.

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    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • There was a pause, during which Cartwright busied himself with his papers.

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  • Cartwright looked as if someone had struck him a sudden blow in the face.

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  • Cartwright began by asking that the mail-carrier be recalled.

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British Dictionary definitions for cartwright

cartwright

noun
  1. a person who makes carts
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Cartwright

noun
  1. Edmund. 1743–1823, British clergyman, who invented the power loom
  2. Dame Silvia (née Poulter). born 1943, New Zealand lawyer. She became a High Court judge in 1993; governor general of New Zealand (2001–06).
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Word Origin and History for cartwright

n.

"carpenter who makes carts," early 15c. (late 13c. as a surname), from cart (n.) + wright (n.).

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