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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wheelwright someone who makes and repairs wooden wheels
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wheelwright A man whose occupation is to make or repair wheels and wheeled vehicles, as carts, wagons, and the like.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wheelwright A person who works at or with a wheel; specifically, a man whose occupation is to make wheels, wheeled carriages, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wheelwright a wright who makes wheels and wheel-carriages
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hwéol; Ice. hjól.


In literature:

For the wheelwright was blinded and half strangled by the smoke, and reeled like a drunken man.
"Dick o' the Fens" by George Manville Fenn
Wheelwright was her avowed defender; John Cotton was half convinced.
"Beginnings of the American People" by Carl Lotus Becker
Deeming it best to keep out of his way, I pulled over to the wheelwright's, to look after the Splash.
"Breaking Away" by Oliver Optic
His father was a wheelwright and his mother a cook, in service with Count Harrach.
"The Standard Oratorios" by George P. Upton
Here the wheelwright stood and worked all day.
"Black, White and Gray" by Amy Walton
Any blacksmith or wheelwright could have made it if he had happened to think of it first.
"Carl and the Cotton Gin" by Sara Ware Bassett
William Wheelwright's memory lives in grateful statues now.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Not far from the creamery, and also across the road, stood the blacksmith and wheelwright shop.
"The Brown Mouse" by Herbert Quick
After I had been at the village five weeks, Mr. Wheelwright, of Boston, and Captain Stevens, of No.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
Among them are brickmakers, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, carpenters, etc.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Stella was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wheelwright, she being the only child they ever had had.
"A California Girl" by Edward Eldridge
Wheelwrighting is fast becoming an obsolete art in the North.
"The American Missionary--Volume 39, No. 02, February, 1885" by Various
The broker, the wheelwright, the carpenter, the toll-man, are much displeased at the intimation.
"Nature" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
At these words the wheelwright smiled incredulously.
"Devil Stories" by Various
His father was a wheelwright and his mother a cook, in service with Count Harrach.
"The Standard Cantatas" by George P. Upton
Shimizu, Yoshiaki, and Wheelwright, Carolyn, eds.
"Zen Culture" by Thomas Hoover
Remember me also to Stans the wheelwright.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 13" by Various
Henri le Royer, the wheelwright, he is.
"Joan of Arc" by Lucy Foster Madison
Tankeru was both blacksmith and wheelwright.
"The Blacksmith's Hammer, or The Peasant Code" by Eugène Sue
By C. A. Wheelwright .
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 1 of 3)" by Various

In poetry:

Not for any beast that burrows, not for any bird that flies,
Would I lose his large sound council, miss his keen amending eyes.
He is bailiff, woodman, wheelwright, field-surveyor, engineer,
And if flagrantly a poacher—'tain't for me to interfere.
"The Land" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

John Ashbery's review is an admirable foray into the art of the extremely interesting and amazingly up-to-date John Wheelwright.
Health journalist Jeff Wheelwright says the evidence linking small radiation doses to cancer is flimsy.
The son of a wheelwright, he was trained as a choirboy and taken into the choir at St Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, where he sang from circa 1740 to circa 1750.
If you ask Peter M Wheelwright, the answer is a lot.
Wisconsin lands 2 commitments in Wheelwright, Obasih.
Adapted from Jeff Wheelwright 's The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess: Race, Religion, and DNA (W. More from The Atlantic.
Wheelwright 's business has withstood — even thrived at times — during the long downturn, in part by shifting its focus from a largely pro-oriented focus to more of a DIY destination.
Science writer Jeff Wheelwright contributes articles, mainly on genetics, to the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times Magazine and Discover.
Joseph Irvin (Jake) Tackett, 75, of Wheelwright, passed away Friday November 16, 2012 at the Hazard Hospice Center.
He was a retired construction worker and member of the Masonic Lodge, in Wheelwright.
Katya Wheelwright of Holliston traveled to Uganda last summer.
One trip more than 6,500 miles from Holliston to Uganda wasn't enough for Katya Wheelwright.