openwork


open·work

noun, often attributive \ˈō-pən-ˌwərk\

: decoration that consists of designs made with openings or holes

Full Definition of OPENWORK

:  work constructed so as to show openings through its substance :  work that is perforated or pierced <wrought-iron openwork>
open–worked \-ˌwərkt\ adjective

Examples of OPENWORK

  1. a potter who decorates her vases with openwork

First Known Use of OPENWORK

1598

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