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Jul 12, 2011
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Professions that exist mainly as surnames

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chandler
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with Anu Garg

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.

See more usage examples of wainwright in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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