lat·​tice·​work ˈla-təs-ˌwərk How to pronounce latticework (audio)
: a lattice or work made of lattices

Examples of latticework in a Sentence

the intricate latticework of the fence
Recent Examples on the Web Coincidentally, the Germans were then repairing the northern support of the main span, with workers buzzing around a latticework of ladders and scaffolding. Myke Cole and Michael Livingston, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Feb. 2024 The main chamber is 22 feet underground and is mostly made up of rebar latticework and a steel form to pour the concrete — as Kala, who does not disclose her surname online, noted on TikTok. Sydney Borchers, Fox News, 6 Jan. 2024 First, build a latticework of 10 slices of bacon, like on top of a pie. Tim Engle, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024 The key is to immerse yourself in ideas across disciplines to create your latticework of mental models. John Jennings, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Twenty-first-century improvements in mapping technologies, especially lidar sensor imagery, reveal a nearly unbroken latticework of stone walls crisscrossing the region. Robert Thorson, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Nov. 2023 In the case of the face, collagen works alongside elastic to create a latticework in the dermis, a mesh of fibers that tones it, prevents skin laxity, and prevents expression lines from turning into permanent wrinkles. Alessandra Signorelli, Glamour, 24 Oct. 2023 The attack lasted just minutes, but the men had transformed his back into a grotesque latticework of deep purple welts. Timothy McLaughlin, Washington Post, 3 Nov. 2023 The wings of the Secretariat, two blocks of office buildings flanking the Central Vista, stood on structural European columns but were wrapped in stone latticework commonly found in mosques and Jain temples. Daniel Brook, The New Yorker, 7 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of latticework was in the 15th century

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“Latticework.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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