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 The company makes tools for uses including metalworking, woodworking, pneumatic, gardening and in the household. Manuel Baigorri, Bloomberg.com, 28 Mar. 2022 About an hour’s ride from the headquarters, in an industrial neighborhood on the outskirts of Padova, is De Santi, the small woodworking facility that has been Sonus’ cabinetmaker from the beginning. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 17 Dec. 2021 Rosemaling, woodworking and Norwegian knitting demonstrations. Anchorage Daily News, 24 Sep. 2021 People also can participate virtually in contests such as the farm baby costume, prettiest pet and talent shows, and enter in multiple competitions related to crafts and skills such as gardening, baking, knitting and woodworking. David Anderson, baltimoresun.com, 18 June 2021 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, 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, 27 Apr. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Every DIYer that dabbles in woodworking or home improvement should have a router in their tool kit. Kamron Sanders, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Sep. 2022 The show features over 40 local and regional artists specializing in woodworking, fiber arts, painting, photography, pottery and jewelry. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 23 Mar. 2022 Oils, watercolors, mixed media, digital, photography, glasswork, woodworking, jewelry, pottery and more will be on display and for sale. San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 June 2022 From photography, painting, sculpture and ceramics to leather, woodworking and jewelry, this festival has it all. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 1 June 2022 Carter and Filbeck have since become friends, sharing their common interest in fine woodworking. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 May 2022 Friends described him as an avid cyclist and multi-talented person with skills in woodworking and mechanics. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 20 Apr. 2022 In other parts of the book, Jackson wanders down side streets to discuss his woodworking and gardening projects that produce good — but not professional — results. Michael A. Fletcher, Washington Post, 13 May 2022 Recognized for innovations including the circular saw, flat broom and seeds sold in packets, the Shakers, whose members call themselves sisters and brothers, developed a particular skill for woodworking and cabinetmaking. New York Times, 23 Apr. 2022 See More

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1839, in the meaning defined above


1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Woodworking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodworking. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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More Definitions for woodworking


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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