- 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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There was once a shipwright, and he wrought in a Government Yard, and his name was Chips.The Uncommercial Traveller
And when you want to buy a ship, the shipwright or the pilot would be better?The Republic
What is he that builds stronger than either the mason, the shipwright, or the carpenter?
Who builds stronger than a mason, a shipwright, or a carpenter?
You are hard as the axe which a shipwright wields at his work, and cleaves the timber to his liking.The Iliad
- an artisan skilled in one or more of the tasks required to build vessels