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shipwright

an artisan skilled in one or more of the tasks required to build vessels

shipwright

[′ship‚rīt]
(civil engineering)
A worker whose responsibility is to ensure that the structure of a ship is straight and true and to the designed dimensions; the work starts with the laying down of the keel blocks and continues throughout the steelwork; applicable also to wood ship builders.
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