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Definition of latticework

: a lattice or work made of lattices

Examples of latticework in a Sentence

the intricate latticework of the fence
Recent Examples on the Web That's what Genesis calls the sprawling five-sided hunk of latticework affixed to the front end of the updated 2020 G90. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Genesis G90 Would Like Your Attention," 30 Mar. 2020 The town is mostly wealthy and white, with a latticework of bike trails and a pedestrian bridge lined with flower pots. Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, ProPublica, "How Wealthy Towns Keep People With Housing Vouchers Out," 9 Jan. 2020 The 850-year-old cathedral has been closed to the public since a blaze tore through the structure in April, destroying a latticework of ancient timbers in its roof, sending the spire crashing down and spreading tons of toxic dust around Paris., "Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris will not hold Christmas services this week for the first time in over two centuries, as workers continue to shore up the fragile building after a devastating fire.," 24 Dec. 2019 But because any imperfections would mess up the circuitry that the silicon must bear, the whole block has to be one continuous latticework of atoms, a single crystal. The Economist, "A look inside the factory around which the modern world turns," 18 Dec. 2019 Keep cats off: A small latticework fence around the base of the Christmas tree will prevent cats from testing their climbing skills. Author: Steve Dale, Anchorage Daily News, "Follow these tips for a pet-safe holiday season," 26 Nov. 2019 In the center is a large circular space with latticework on the ceiling, seating and a projection screen on the wall. Liv Martin, Twin Cities, "New Minnesota History Center exhibit tells stories from a native perspective," 1 Dec. 2019 In the dry season, when Wu visited, the salt crystals dry into an intricate latticework of tile-like polygons stretching away to the horizon in every direction. Wired, "Drawing With Drones Over the Salt Flats of Bolivia," 16 Nov. 2019 Unfortunately, your capital might also resemble a circuit board, a weird latticework settlement that no human mind would ever willingly create or inhabit. Dan Thurot, Ars Technica, "Tapestry: Has the mythical “2-hour civ-building board game” arrived?," 16 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of latticework

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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26 Apr 2020

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“Latticework.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of latticework

: a frame or structure made of crossed wood or metal strips

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