cab·​i·​net·​mak·​er ˈkab-nit-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce cabinetmaker (audio)
: a skilled woodworker who makes fine furniture
cabinetmaking noun

Examples of cabinetmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Within most of the rooms are two areas—a living and a workspace—as well as walnut wood flooring and custom furnishings by Alfonso Marina, one of Mexico’s finest cabinetmakers. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, 2 May 2024 The tome comes housed in an ebonized birdcage designed by master cabinetmaker Dom Parish of Wardour Workshops. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 12 Mar. 2024 The boards are assembled by Jean-Brieuc Chevalier, a cabinetmaker from Angers, who inlays pin oak with reflective sterling-silver squares. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 17 Mar. 2024 General contractors are the professionals most commonly hired (55%), followed by cabinetmakers at 35%. Marni Jameson, The Mercury News, 1 Feb. 2024 Born to a white planter and an enslaved woman, Ellen fell in love with William, an enslaved cabinetmaker, while working in the Georgia home of her white half-sister. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Nov. 2023 She was kicked out of her family home and worked in a factory before marrying a cabinetmaker and having seven more children. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 15 Jan. 2024 Residents include teachers, auto shop workers, receptionists, nurses and cabinetmakers. Ella Koeze, New York Times, 16 Sep. 2023 Slaves were apprenticed to cabinetmakers, silversmiths, goldsmiths, printers, and engravers. Lindsay Kornick, Fox News, 23 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1629, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cabinetmaker was in 1629

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“Cabinetmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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cab·​i·​net·​mak·​er -ˌmā-kər How to pronounce cabinetmaker (audio)
: a skilled woodworker who makes fine furniture
cabinetmaking noun

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