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A wainwright's workshop

A wainwright or cartwright is a trades person skilled in the making and repairing of wagons and carts. The word wainwright is the combination of the archaic words "wain" (a large wagon for farm use) and "wright" (a worker or maker), originating from the Old English wægnwyrhta.[1] A master wainwright employs several craftsmen, including wheelwrights, blacksmiths and painters.[2]


  1. ^ "wainwright - Origin and meaning of wainwright". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  2. ^ Bobbie Kalman, Deanna Brady, The Woodworkers (2001), p. 26.