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openwork

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noun open·work \ˈō-pən-ˌwərk\

Simple Definition of openwork

  • : decoration that consists of designs made with openings or holes

Full Definition of openwork

  1. :  work constructed so as to show openings through its substance :  work that is perforated or pierced <wrought-iron openwork>

open–worked play \-ˌwərkt\ adjective

Examples of openwork

  1. a potter who decorates her vases with openwork



1598

First Known Use of openwork

1598


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