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millwright

Syllabification: mill·wright
Pronunciation: /ˈmilrīt
 
/

Definition of millwright in English:

noun

A person who designs or builds mills or who maintains mill machinery.
Example sentences
  • He took great pride that his son Richard who is a millwright decided to build the first new mill in the county for a century.
  • Antebellum canal engineers were mostly millwrights, surveyors, mechanics, or masons, some field-trained on the Erie Canal and others formally schooled at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
  • And it's entirely fitting for a retired millwright and machinist, who doesn't hesitate to proclaim that just as the lion is the king of the jungle the hammer ‘is the king of tools.’

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