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wainwright

[weyn-rahyt]
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noun
  1. a wagon maker.
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Origin of wainwright

before 1000; Middle English; Old English wǣnwyrhta; see wain, wright

Wainwright

[weyn-rahyt]
noun
  1. Jonathan May·hew [mey-hyoo] /ˈmeɪ hyu/, 1883–1953, U.S. general.
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  • "His people are living with a patient of mine, General Wainwright," said Porter.

  • Have you preserved samples of the blood of Mr. Templeton and Miss Wainwright?

    The Silent Bullet

    Arthur B. Reeve

  • Smith pressed on Mr. Wainwright the use of his cloak; but this Mr. Wainwright declined.

  • Someone ought to make her understand what kind of a fellow Wainwright was!

    The Search

    Grace Livingston Hill

  • Had Wainwright then been at the bottom of his trouble that day?

    The Search

    Grace Livingston Hill


British Dictionary definitions for wainwright

wainwright

noun
  1. a person who makes wagons
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Wainwright

noun
  1. Loudon. born 1946, US rock singer and songwriter. His albums include Loudon Wainwright III (1970), Fame and Wealth (1983), Grown Man (1995) and Strange Weirdos (2007)
  2. his daughter, Martha . born 1976, US rock singer and songwriter. Her recordings include the album Martha Wainwright (2005)
  3. his son, Rufus . born 1973, US rock singer and songwriter. His albums include Want One (2003), Want Two (2004) and Release the Stars (2007)
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Word Origin and History for wainwright

n.

"wagon-builder," Old English wægn-wyrhta; see wain + wright.

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