frost·​work ˈfrȯs(t)-ˌwərk How to pronounce frostwork (audio)
: the figures that moisture sometimes forms in freezing (as on a windowpane)

Examples of frostwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wind Cave National Park features delicate boxwork along its ceilings, along with frostwork and cave popcorn. Simon Peter Groebner, Star Tribune, 23 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of frostwork was in 1648

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“Frostwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


frost·​work ˈfrȯs-ˌtwərk How to pronounce frostwork (audio)
: the design made by moisture freezing on a surface (as a window)

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