shipwright

[ ship-rahyt ]
/ ˈʃɪpˌraɪt /

noun Shipbuilding.

a person who builds and launches wooden vessels or does carpentry work in connection with the building and launching of steel or iron vessels.

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Origin of shipwright

before 1100; Middle English; Old English scipwyrhta. See ship1, wright
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British Dictionary definitions for shipwright

shipwright
/ (ˈʃɪpˌraɪt) /

noun

an artisan skilled in one or more of the tasks required to build vessels
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