wood carving

noun

Definition of wood carving

:the art of fashioning or ornamenting objects of wood by cutting with a sharp handheld implement; also :an object of wood so fashioned or ornamented

wood-carver

play \ˈwu̇d-ˌkär-vər\ noun

First Known Use of wood carving

circa 1710



WOOD CARVING Defined for English Language Learners

wood carving

noun

Definition of wood carving for English Language Learners

  • : the art of cutting designs into wood or carving objects out of wood


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