Todays Word: wainwright

Word: wainwright

PRONUNCIATION:

(WAYN-ryt)

MEANING:

noun: One who builds or repairs wagons.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Old English waen/waegen (wagon) + wryhta/wyrhta (worker). Earliest documented use: around 1000.

USAGE:

“Macon engaged a wainwright to build one of the great wagons.”
Lily Lashley Price; Taste of Ashes; Trafford; 2010.

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