carpenter


1car·pen·ter

noun \ˈkär-pən-tər, ˈkär-pəm-tər\

: a person whose job is to make or fix wooden objects or wooden parts of buildings

Full Definition of CARPENTER

:  a worker who builds or repairs wooden structures or their structural parts

Origin of CARPENTER

Middle English, from Anglo-French carpenter, charpenter, from Latin carpentarius carriage maker, from carpentum carriage, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish carpat chariot, carr vehicle — more at car
First Known Use: 14th century

2carpenter

verb
carpenteredcarpenter·ing \-t(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of CARPENTER

intransitive verb
:  to follow the trade of a carpenter <carpentered when he was young>
transitive verb
1
:  to make by or as if by carpentry
2
:  to put together often in a mechanical manner <carpentered many television scripts>

First Known Use of CARPENTER

circa 1815

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