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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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 Here, the sisters are cloistered from the public behind no-nunsense, spiky window grilles with tiny peepholes in the latticework for the nuns to see through. Rick Steves, miamiherald, "Looking for a room for the night? Europe’s convents offer tranquility — and treats | Miami Herald," 9 Mar. 2018 But the roof garden where saleswomen (referred to as salesgirls back then) took the air and promenaded a century ago is still there, latticework and all. Ralph Blumenthal And Sandra Roff, New York Times, "Attention 1916 Shoppers: The Doctor Is In," 4 Mar. 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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