lat·​tice·​work | \ˈla-təs-ˌwərk \

Definition of latticework 

: a lattice or work made of lattices

Examples of latticework in a Sentence

the intricate latticework of the fence

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Below, 5 dishes that will inspire you to perfect your latticework. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Hot and Hearty Pie Recipes to Kick Off Autumn in Your Kitchen," 21 Sep. 2018 Its design marries the label's signature intrecciato latticework with soft nappa and ayers leather—a textural fusion that adds depth to basic black. Rachel Mosely, Town & Country, "Mixed Media," 28 Mar. 2014 The hall is the length of a football field and almost half the width, topped by a latticework of faux skylights that do not represent the building’s actual roof. Steve Johnson,, "With a skeleton and megaplanters, the Field Museum fleshes out its main hall," 26 June 2018 The temporary seats perch steeply upon a dense latticework of steel beams. Andrew Keh, New York Times, "If You’re Afraid of Heights but Going to the World Cup, Don’t Sit Here," 13 June 2018 The train — a black locomotive and four silver cars — eased out of the State Street station Wednesday morning, onto a latticework of tracks that routes trains east to Old Saybrook, north to Hartford and Springfield. Matthew Ormseth,, "Riding The Hartford Line: Years In The Making, Now Days Away," 13 June 2018 That latticework prevents a significant portion of the fruit’s sugar from being absorbed early on during the digestive process. Markham Heid, Time, "Is It Possible To Eat Too Much Fruit?," 6 June 2018 In between, in just under two hours, local playwright Michael Hollinger presents a latticework of characters and situations whose interrelationships gradually become clear. Julia M. Klein,, "'Hope and Gravity' at Plays and Players: Broad strokes, high energy, zigzags from dark to light," 4 May 2018 The cream column dress boasted gold and silver latticework on the chest and sleeves, a matching belt at the waist and a subtle leg slit on the left side. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Melania Trump Wore Chanel Haute Couture for Her First State Dinner," 25 Apr. 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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to move with a clumsy heavy tread

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