basketry

noun
bas·​ket·​ry | \ ˈba-ski-trē How to pronounce basketry (audio) \
plural basketries

Definition of basketry

2 : the art or craft of making baskets or objects woven like baskets

Examples of basketry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lewis showed off willow and mesquite trees, water plants and devil’s claw, an essential component of the famed O’odham basketry art. Debra Utacia Krol, azcentral, "Interior Secretary views Gila River water project on his way to the Grand Canyon," 22 May 2020 Hardy hopes analysis of other Neanderthal finds will reveal fragments of more perishable technologies, such as basketry and weaving. Tom Metcalfe, NBC News, "A 50,000-year-old piece of string hints at Neanderthal intelligence, scientists say," 9 Apr. 2020 The coil basketry technique can be done with longer pine needles (like longleaf pine and loblolly pine). Tim Macwelch, Popular Science, "Eight ways an evergreen tree could save your life," 26 Dec. 2019 The coil basketry technique can be done with longer pine needles (like longleaf pine and loblolly pine). Tim Macwelch, Popular Science, "Eight ways an evergreen tree could save your life," 26 Dec. 2019 The coil basketry technique can be done with longer pine needles (like longleaf pine and loblolly pine). Tim Macwelch, Popular Science, "Eight ways an evergreen tree could save your life," 26 Dec. 2019 The coil basketry technique can be done with longer pine needles (like longleaf pine and loblolly pine). Tim Macwelch, Popular Science, "Eight ways an evergreen tree could save your life," 26 Dec. 2019 The coil basketry technique can be done with longer pine needles (like longleaf pine and loblolly pine). Tim Macwelch, Popular Science, "Eight ways an evergreen tree could save your life," 26 Dec. 2019 The coil basketry technique can be done with longer pine needles (like longleaf pine and loblolly pine). Tim Macwelch, Popular Science, "Eight ways an evergreen tree could save your life," 26 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of basketry

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Basketry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basketry. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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basketry

noun
How to pronounce basketry (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of basketry

: the art or craft of making baskets and other objects by weaving together long thin pieces of material
: baskets and other objects made by basketry

basketry

noun
bas·​ket·​ry | \ ˈba-ski-trē How to pronounce basketry (audio) \

Kids Definition of basketry

1 : the making of objects (as baskets) by weaving or braiding long slender pieces of material (as reed or wood)
2 : objects made of interwoven material

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