From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wright \Wright\, n. [OE. wrighte, writhe, AS. wyrtha, fr.
   wyrcean to work. [root]145. See Work.]
   One who is engaged in a mechanical or manufacturing business;
   an artificer; a workman; a manufacturer; a mechanic; esp., a
   worker in wood; -- now chiefly used in compounds, as in
   millwright, wheelwright, etc.
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         He was a well good wright, a carpenter.  --Chaucer.
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