joinery

noun
join·​ery | \ ˈjȯi-nə-rē How to pronounce joinery (audio) , ˈjȯin-rē \

Definition of joinery

1 : work done by a joiner
2 : the art or trade of a joiner

Examples of joinery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The facility also offers classes in woodworking, joinery, knife making, weaving and more — open to all. Washington Post, 29 June 2021 In the world of Japanese woodworking — which relies on complex joinery rather than screws, nails, and glue to hold things together — there are very specific saws, chisels, drills, mallets, and planes that enable artisans to do their job. Diana Budds, Curbed, 12 Mar. 2021 The facility also offers classes in woodworking, joinery, knife making, weaving and more — open to all. Washington Post, 29 June 2021 The facility also offers classes in woodworking, joinery, knife making, weaving and more — open to all. Hallie Miller, baltimoresun.com, 28 June 2021 The final room gives us the art of Japanese joinery, the technique for cutting and fitting the end of one beam to attach it to another, entirely without nails, which traditional Japanese carpentry spurns. Michael J. Lewis, WSJ, 20 Apr. 2021 When Practice Becomes Form: Carpentry Tools From Japan, a new exhibition designed by Sou Fujimoto at the Japan Society, has many of these traditional tools on view, as well as examples of the joinery made using them. Diana Budds, Curbed, 12 Mar. 2021 Liverant notes that the arts, as well as skills such as cabinet-making and joinery, reflect the culture in which they are produced. Melanie Savage, courant.com, 28 Dec. 2020 Downstairs is Ellison’s workshop, where the boys used to learn metalwork and wood joinery. Burkhard Bilger, The New Yorker, 23 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of joinery

1678, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of joinery was in 1678

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14 Jul 2021

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“Joinery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joinery. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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joinery

noun

English Language Learners Definition of joinery

: the work done by a joiner (sense 2)

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