cab·​i·​net·​mak·​er | \ ˈkab-nit-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce cabinetmaker (audio) , ˈka-bə- \

Definition of cabinetmaker

: a skilled woodworker who makes fine furniture

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cabinetmaking \ ˈkab-​nit-​ˌmā-​kiŋ How to pronounce cabinetmaker (audio) , ˈka-​bə-​ \ noun

Examples of cabinetmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web We were told by the cabinetmaker that the company that manufactured this material has gone out of business, and nothing can be done. Washington Post, 3 May 2021 Founded in 1882 by French cabinetmaker Eugene Villaume, the company has been under family leadership for four generations, according to its website. Jackie Crosby, Star Tribune, 1 Mar. 2021 Perhaps the most famous of the scavengers/assemblers was John Good, who was a cabinetmaker with a shop on Race Horse Alley. Helaine Fendelman And Joe Rosson, Star Tribune, 26 Jan. 2021 Depending on the job, Ellison is also a welder, a sculptor, a contractor, a cabinetmaker, an inventor, and an industrial designer. Burkhard Bilger, The New Yorker, 23 Nov. 2020 This was after the cabinetmaker went to a nursing home and his furniture went away, too. Eula Biss, The New Yorker, 30 Aug. 2020 The cabinetmaker, who smoked a pipe, supplied me with matches. Eula Biss, The New Yorker, 30 Aug. 2020 Later, in the 17th and 18th centuries, it was popularized by the renowned French cabinetmaker André-Charles Boulle to such an extent that the term boulle work was often used to describe its elegant effect. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, 10 Aug. 2020 The cabinetmaker who had already posted on his door, coffins, reduced prices, has added something splendid: blinds repaired. Jean Giono, Harper's Magazine, 27 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of cabinetmaker

1681, in the meaning defined above

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“Cabinetmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cabinetmaker

: a person who makes fine wooden furniture

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