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

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wood-carver \ˈwu̇d-​ˌkär-​vər \ noun

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Thanks to a slew of workshops featuring bamboo wood carving, lauhala (leaf) weaving, Ni’hau jewelry making, and sarong dying to name a few, West Oahu is the art guru’s ultimate go-to destination. Marissa Miller, Teen Vogue, "13 Dream Vacations to Add to Your Bucket List," 24 Oct. 2018 Larry also loved motorcycles, flying aircraft as a private pilot and had enjoyed wood carving and painting. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Lorenzo Casalino," 13 June 2018 As intense, eye-watering smoke wafts from incense coils hanging overhead, stop to admire golden deities, murals and Chinese wood carvings. Janice Leung Hayes, Condé Nast Traveler, "23 Best Things to Do in Hong Kong," 27 Feb. 2018 Among some of the treasured items lost in the fire were an 8-foot-wide painting of a Nativity scene that Durtschi had given his wife, wood carvings her father had made, his motorcycle and their children’s bicycles. Andrea Castillo And John Wilkens, Anchorage Daily News, "California city devastated by brush fire as record heat burns a path of destruction," 7 July 2018 Among some of the treasured items lost in the fire were an 8-foot-wide painting of a Nativity scene that Durtschi had given his wife, wood carvings her father had made, his motorcycle and their children’s bicycles. Andrea Castillo, latimes.com, "Gone in a flash: Goleta family's home of 25 years is lost to fire," 7 July 2018 At this event, visitors to the Jackson County Parks and Rec attraction near Lake Jacomo can explore the trades and arts that thrived during the 1800s, including blacksmithing, wood carving and tinsmithing. Dan Kelly, kansascity, "KC events July 12-18: ‘Mamma Mia,’ Comedy Get Down, Ginger Rogers Festival, Tony Rock," 10 July 2018 Artists were onsite selling original works, including caricature art, handmade goats milk soap and wood carvings. Patricia Dillon, Houston Chronicle, "Art enthusiasts celebrate, build camaraderie at ‘ArtFeel Live’ in The Woodlands," 29 June 2018 No one is sure how long bats have been at the library, built in 1728 and furnished with black lacquered shelves, wood carvings and gold brought in from the Portuguese colony of Brazil. Patricia Kowsmann, WSJ, "The Bats Help Preserve Old Books But They Drive Librarians, Well, Batty," 17 June 2018

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circa 1710, in the meaning defined above

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wood carving

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wood carving

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

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