mill·​work ˈmil-ˌwərk How to pronounce millwork (audio)
: woodwork (such as doors, sashes, or trim) manufactured at a mill

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web It was built in 1942 and still has the original millwork and stone fireplace. Alyssa Alfano, cleveland, 27 Nov. 2022 Mehta uses the material not just as a luxe, powder-pink drawer facing in the kitchen and dining rooms but also, in hunter green and deep red, to top two custom-millwork desks. Sarah Karnasiewicz, WSJ, 4 Nov. 2022 During the renovation, the original millwork was removed from the house, dried out, sanded and repainted, then placed back inside the house, listing agent Becky Oliver of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty said. Dallas News, 26 Aug. 2022 There’s even a dedicated mudroom outfitted with gorgeous dark millwork that is the perfect drop zone for coats, boots, and other snowy or muddy gear during those snowy Missouri winters. Lauren Phillips, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Dec. 2022 The interior is at the height of modern alpine design, with an abundance of natural materials, soaring ceilings, detailed millwork and a cozy fireplace. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 5 Dec. 2022 The house itself spans 25,000 square feet and holds five bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, 11 fireplaces and vast living spaces with custom millwork and towering columns. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug. 2022 The two-bedroom space embodies the mid-century modern feel with its striking custom millwork, clean lines and simple but statement-making finishes. Dallas News, 4 Mar. 2022 The original millwork is painted Step Stool Green, part of the Magnolia Home line that Jo developed with KILZ. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 21 Nov. 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'millwork.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of millwork was in 1865

Dictionary Entries Near millwork

Cite this Entry

“Millwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
Name That Thing

You know what it looks like… but what is it called?

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?