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noun fret·work \-ˌwərk\

Simple Definition of fretwork

  • : patterns or decoration on a surface made by cutting into or through the surface

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fretwork

  1. 1 :  decoration consisting of work adorned with frets

  2. 2 :  ornamental openwork or work in relief

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