a maker of chests, boxes, or coffers.
Sir Richard, 1732–92, English inventor of the spinning jenny.
Historical Examples

arkwright invented the spinning machines, while a barber’s apprentice.
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 365 Various

arkwright combined the talents of an inventor with those of a man of business.
The English Utilitarians, Volume I. Leslie Stephen

Why, it’s in Miss arkwright’s tukky roaster, dat’s whut it’s in.
Birthright T.S. Stribling

Nor would arkwright know his water frame could he see what has happened to it.
Carl and the Cotton Gin Sara Ware Bassett

“Oh, well, from reports I reckon Mrs. Cyril doesn’t play either a banjo or a guitar,” smiled arkwright.
Miss Billy Married Eleanor H. Porter

He—arkwright—was a good-natured, tender-hearted lad, devoted to Adelaide.
The First Violin Jessie Fothergill

She had been talking and laughing brightly about something, when he chanced to introduce arkwright’s name.
Miss Billy’s Decision Eleanor H. Porter

Finally arkwright supplied this lack in water-twist or “throstle-spun” yarn.
Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle

“Of course it is merely a report,” said Mrs. arkwright, almost trembling at what she had done.
Orley Farm Anthony Trollope

But Mrs. arkwright was not a person to be put off in this way.
Somehow Good William de Morgan

Sir Richard. 1732–92, English cotton manufacturer: inventor of the spinning frame (1769) which produced cotton thread strong enough to be used as a warp


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