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Orville (1871–1948) and Wilbur (1867–1912), American aviation pioneers. In 1903 the Wright brothers were the first to make brief powered sustained and controlled flights in an aeroplane, which they had designed and built themselves. They were also the first to make and fly a fully practical powered aeroplane (1905) and a passenger-carrying aeroplane (1908).designer, planner, maker, constructor, deviser, contriver, establisher, creator, fabricator, architectView synonyms
1A maker or builder.
craftsman, craftswoman, craftsperson, skilled worker, mechanic, technician, operative, maker, smith, wright, journeymanView synonyms
- ‘The lower rank comprises ‘the people of every art besides’, who include wrights, blacksmiths, braziers, craftsmen, physicians, judges, Druids, and others.’
- 1.1Northern English, Scottish A carpenter or joiner.
- ‘The first operation was laying the foundations, "walling and setting the ground-work of the new hall," payment being about 5d. a day; then the wright for making scaffolds had 4d. a day.’
Old English wryhta, wyrhta, of West Germanic origin; related to work.
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