What does wheelwright mean?

Definitions for wheelwright
ˈʰwilˌraɪt, ˈwil-wheel·wright

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wheelwright, wheelernoun

    someone who makes and repairs wooden wheels

Wiktionary

  1. Wheelwrightnoun

    for someone who made wooden wheels.

  2. wheelwrightnoun

    a person who builds and repairs wheels, especially wooden spoked ones

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wheelwrightnoun

    A maker of wheel-carriages.

    Etymology: wheel and wright.

    It is a tough wood, and all heart, being good for the wheelwrights. John Mortimer.

Wikipedia

  1. Wheelwright

    A wheelwright is a craftsman who builds or repairs wooden wheels. The word is the combination of "wheel" and the word "wright", (which comes from the Old English word "wryhta", meaning a worker or shaper of wood) as in shipwright and arkwright. This occupational name became the English surname Wright. It also appears in surnames like Cartwright and Wainwright. It corresponds with skilful metal workers being called Smith. These tradesmen made wheels for carts (cartwheels), wagons (wains), traps and coaches and the belt drives of steam powered machinery. They also made the wheels, and often the frames, for spinning wheels for home use. First constructing the hub (called the nave), the spokes and the rim segments called felloes, (pronounced fell low), and assembling them all into a unit working from the center of the wheel outwards. Most wheels were made from wood, but other materials have been used, such as bone and horn, for decorative or other purposes. Some earlier construction for wheels such as those used in early chariots were bound by rawhide that would be applied wet and would shrink whilst drying, compressing and binding the woodwork together. After many centuries wheels evolved to be straked with iron, a method of nailing iron plates onto the felloes to protect against wear on the ground and to help bind the wheel together. Straking was considered to be a less skilled practice and could be done with less knowledge and equipment, this made the wheels easier to service without the need for a blacksmith. Over millennia the overall appearance of the wheel barely changed but subtle changes to the design such as dishing and staggered spokes helped keep up with the demands of a changing world. These small changes in design made a massive improvement to the strength of the wheel whilst reducing its weight; vehicles then became more efficient to build and use.

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  1. wheelwright

    A wheelwright is a skilled craftsman who builds or repairs wooden wheels. This occupation is historically linked to the making of wheels for carts, wagons, or carriages. Today, wheelwrights may also work on wheels for other equipment or vehicles, including some types of traditional bicycles and vintage automobiles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wheelwrightnoun

    a man whose occupation is to make or repair wheels and wheeled vehicles, as carts, wagons, and the like

Wikidata

  1. Wheelwright

    A wheelwright is a person who builds or repairs wooden wheels. The word is the combination of "wheel" and the archaic word "wright", which comes from the Old English word "wryhta", meaning a worker or maker. This occupational name eventually became the English surname Wheelwright. These tradesmen made wheels for carts and wagons by first constructing the hub, the spokes and the rim/fellows segments, and assembling them all into a unit working from the center of the wheel outwards. Most wheels were made from wood, but other materials have been used, such as bone and horn, for decorative or other purposes. Around the middle of the 19th century, iron strakes were replaced by a solid iron tyre custom made by a blacksmith, who first measured each wheel to ensure proper fit. Strakes were lengths of iron that were nailed to the outside of wheels to hold wooden wheels together. Strakes were replaced around the mid-19th century by more dependable iron tires that were fastened to the wooden wheel by both the tight fit of the tire/band as well as tire-bolts. Tire-bolts were less likely than tyre-nails to break off because they were flush with the wheel's outer surface. During the second half of the 19th century, the use of pre-manufactured iron hubs, and other factory-made wood, iron and rubber wheel parts became increasingly common.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. WHEELWRIGHT

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wheelwright is ranked #31001 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Wheelwright surname appeared 749 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Wheelwright.

    87.8% or 658 total occurrences were White.
    5.8% or 44 total occurrences were Black.
    3.2% or 24 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 16 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wheelwright in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wheelwright in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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