a person who erects the machinery of a mill.
a person who designs and erects mills and mill machinery.
a person who maintains and repairs machinery in a mill.

Origin of millwright

1350–1400; Middle English. See mill1, wright Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a person who designs, builds, or repairs grain mills or mill machinery
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Word Origin and History for millwright

late 15c., from mill (n.1) + wright.

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