lat·​tice·​work | \ ˈla-təs-ˌwərk How to pronounce latticework (audio) \

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 The detention cells were revamped offices, with walls, doors, and windows reinforced with iron latticework, giving them the appearance of cages. Raffi Khatchadourian, The New Yorker, "Surviving the Crackdown in Xinjiang," 5 Apr. 2021 On this exchange, trades occur directly between two investors instead of through a complex latticework of brokers, clearinghouses and other middlemen and gatekeepers. Paul Vigna, WSJ, "GameStop and Bitcoin Renewed a Push to Digitize the Stock Market," 8 Apr. 2021 The other looks like a ferry terminal, with striking latticework covering, that simply detaches from the dock and travels across the bay to the next landing area. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, "The Autonomous Electric Ferry Concept Glimpses the Future of Public Transportation," 7 Apr. 2021 Here in California, nearly 40 million Americans have spent the past year in semi-isolation, bounded by a latticework of increasingly preposterous rules that seem to have no meaningful connection to public health. Elizabeth Heng, National Review, "How Republicans Can Win in California," 24 Mar. 2021 But backyards are meant for fumbling about, chipping latticework and hiding from ridicule., "Lawn care for the lazy: Turns out being eco-friendly can be the easy way," 24 Mar. 2021 As with most New England college towns, Williams College’s campus bejewels the Main Street with its manicured quad and latticework of stone and brick buildings. New York Times, "Justice for the Negro Leagues Will Mean More Than Just Stats," 23 Mar. 2021 These figures, too, live in the latticework that Lee and Kirby and the rest began, seesawing between personal dramas and cosmic dilemmas. Stephanie Burt, The New Yorker, "Who Really Created the Marvel Universe?," 8 Feb. 2021 As the Game of Life begins, the screen is filled with a vast latticework of squares, only a few of them filled in. Dan Rockmore, The New Yorker, "Three Mathematicians We Lost in 2020," 31 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of latticework

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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9 May 2021

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“Latticework.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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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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