joinery

noun

join·​ery ˈjȯi-nə-rē How to pronounce joinery (audio)
ˈjȯin-rē
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 beams were assembled using mortise and tenon joinery, in which a protruding tenon slots into a mortise hole and is held fast with an oak peg. Aurelien Breeden, New York Times, 29 Mar. 2024 After Western contact, the architecture evolved to incorporate joinery, with techniques that came out of shipbuilding, Faulkner says, and skilled carpenters from Japan popularized pocket doors and single-wall construction. Kristina Linnea Garcia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Mar. 2024 The teak across the main deck was richly grained, with snug joinery. Kevin Koenig, Robb Report, 5 Mar. 2024 Others have towering vaulted ceilings or original Murano chandeliers offset by mango wood joinery. Zoe Dubno, Vogue, 24 Feb. 2024 Beneath a construction crane, 100 solid wood pillars rise to meet a complex lattice of wood beams overhead, each piece notched into place without nails or adhesives, following the ancient rules of traditional Chinese joinery. Jay Cheshes, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Jan. 2024 The woodwork, particularly in the cabin, was also to a megayacht-tender level, with rich grains and snug joinery. Kevin Koenig, Robb Report, 30 Oct. 2023 Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 19 Neutral and Natural Butler’s Pantry A master in elegant and organic interior joinery, particularly bespoke kitchens, Artichoke Interiors makes a strong case for a light and airy butler’s pantry. Anna Fixsen, ELLE Decor, 9 Aug. 2023 Flaunting a sleek frame with complicated joinery and an adjustable headrest, the Transat chair evokes the effortless pairing of comfort and class—and emerged as a Gray icon when it was published in Badovici’s L’Architecture Vivante in 1929. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 14 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1678, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of joinery was in 1678

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“Joinery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joinery. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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