fretwork

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noun fret·work \ˈfret-ˌwərk\

Definition of fretwork

  1. 1 :  decoration consisting of work adorned with frets

  2. 2 :  ornamental openwork or work in relief

1601

First Known Use of fretwork

1601


FRETWORK Defined for English Language Learners

fretwork

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noun fret·work \ˈfret-ˌwərk\

Definition of fretwork for English Language Learners

  • : patterns or decoration on a surface made by cutting into or through the surface

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