wood·​work·​ing | \ ˈwu̇d-ˌwər-kiŋ How to pronounce woodworking (audio) \

Definition of woodworking

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: used for woodworking



Definition of woodworking (Entry 2 of 2)

: the act, process, or occupation of working wood into a useful or desired form

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woodworker \ ˈwu̇d-​ˌwər-​kər How to pronounce woodworking (audio) \ noun

Examples of woodworking in a Sentence

Noun His favorite hobby was woodworking.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Avery's sunroom project involved woodworking, fabric dyeing, and sewing, as well as painting every square inch of the space. Leslie Poyzer, Better Homes & Gardens, "Fresh Paint and a DIY Bed Swing Revamp a Sunroom Entryway for $500," 22 Apr. 2021 These findings include hundreds of small bone points and daggers from the same time period, elk antlers caved with animal faces and even woodworking tools that continue to suggest just how advanced these hunter-gathers really were. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, "Wooden Statue Found in Late 1890s Likely Dates Back More Than 11,000 Years," 27 Apr. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Dad was a businessman, however, and loved woodworking as a hobby. Lyndi Mcnulty, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "An Eye for Art: Local craftsman finds beauty in wood," 16 Apr. 2021 Beyond aviation maintenance technicians, the company is also seeking people with woodworking, electronics, engineering, cabinetry, upholstery and other skills for jobs that could pay up to $75,000. Brandon Lingle, San Antonio Express-News, "Aircraft maintenance firm lands in Kerrville," 25 Mar. 2021 Today, the 36-year-old nonprofit blends art forms including woodworking, pottery and quilts into a vibrant educational experiences for both children and adults. Alison Medley, Chron, "Meet the creative force behind Houston's Community Artists' Collective," 16 Mar. 2021 In the world of Japanese woodworking — which relies on complex joinery rather than screws, nails, and glue to hold things together — there are very specific saws, chisels, drills, mallets, and planes that enable artisans to do their job. Diana Budds, Curbed, "Goodnight Moon Candles, Puffy Tableware, And Other Things I Liked This Week," 12 Mar. 2021 Despite women making up 94 percent of buying power for home goods, the woodworking, crafting, and manufacturing industry is predominantly male. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "12 Interior Designers on the Woman-Designed Home Items They Love Most," 19 Mar. 2021 Among them is the furniture designer Aaron Aujla, Bode’s partner in life and the founder, with Benjamin Bloomstein, of Green River Project LLC, a buzzy studio known for its artistic woodworking practice. Erik Maza, Town & Country, "Jeremy O. Harris at Home, Ready to Go," 11 Mar. 2021 Many are made for woodworking, and the steel can be comparatively soft. Bob Beacham, chicagotribune.com, "The best live center," 26 Feb. 2021 Reminiscent of the miniature cars and boats hobbyists have painstakingly epoxied for generations, tiny one-room modeling kits have surged in popularity during the pandemic alongside other crafty pastimes such as embroidery and woodworking. Rachel Wolfe, WSJ, "The Least-Relaxing Pandemic De-Stresser: Tiny DIY Doll Houses," 21 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of woodworking


1839, in the meaning defined above


1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of woodworking was in 1839

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27 Apr 2021

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“Woodworking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodworking. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of woodworking

US : the skill or work of making things out of wood


wood·​work·​ing | \ ˈwu̇d-ˌwər-kiŋ How to pronounce woodworking (audio) \

Kids Definition of woodworking

: the art or process of shaping or working with wood

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