wick·​er·​work | \ ˈwi-kər-ˌwərk How to pronounce wickerwork (audio) \

Definition of wickerwork

: work consisting of interlaced pliable twigs or branches a cage of wickerwork

Examples of wickerwork in a Sentence

We bought wickerwork for the screened porch.
Recent Examples on the Web The authors surmise that the user could have sat directly on the pot, or the pot could have been placed under a wickerwork or timber chair. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 11 Feb. 2022 Pickaxes cut through humus (a fermenting paste of dead plant life), the wickerwork of tree roots, a narrow band of white mineral sand, and yet more fungi tangled below. Rebecca Giggs, The Atlantic, 17 June 2021 Characterized by wickerwork of raffia and bird feathers, as well as circular eyes, Gitenga masks represent the rising sun, a symbol of growth. NOLA.com, 14 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of wickerwork

1719, in the meaning defined above

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“Wickerwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wickerwork. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for wickerwork


wick·​er·​work | \ ˈwi-kər-ˌwərk How to pronounce wickerwork (audio) \

Kids Definition of wickerwork

: something (as a basket or chair) made of wicker

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