One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who makes, repairs, or alters sails as a profession.
- ‘I traced Annie's story back to Rotherhithe, 1815, when her grandfather, William Sporle, arrived from Ipswich as a young man and set to work as a sailmaker at Surrey Canal, Rotherhithe.’
- ‘Hood Sails is a sailmaker supplying the best-designed and built mainsail, genoa & spinnaker for your boat.’
- ‘There was slave labor available, but shipwrights, machinists, sailmakers, and all the skilled trades required in shipbuilding were in critically short supply.’
- ‘Auckland sailmaker, Doyle Sails, is making sails for a growing number of the world's fastest racing and super yachts, and has more than a dozen confirmed orders for the coming year.’
- ‘While the skilled workers involved (such as hatmakers, bookbinders, sailmakers, basketmakers, tailors and wool workers) were not the poorest in society, trade unionism gradually spread into factories and to the less-skilled.’
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