carpentry

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noun car·pen·try \-trē\

Definition of carpentry

  1. 1 :  the art or trade of a carpenter; specifically :  the art of shaping and assembling structural woodwork

  2. 2 :  timberwork constructed by a carpenter

  3. 3 :  the form or manner of putting together the parts (as of a literary or musical composition)

Examples of carpentry in a Sentence

  1. He learned carpentry from his father.

  2. When the carpentry is finished, the cabinets will be installed.

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First Known Use of carpentry

14th century


CARPENTRY Defined for English Language Learners

carpentry

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Definition of carpentry for English Language Learners

  • : the skill or work of making or fixing wooden objects or wooden parts of buildings : the skill of a carpenter or the work done by a carpenter


CARPENTRY Defined for Kids

carpentry

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noun car·pen·try \ˈkär-pən-trē\

Definition of carpentry for Students

  1. :  the skill or work of building or repairing wooden things


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