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 woodworker (audio) \ noun

Examples of woodworking in a Sentence

Noun His favorite hobby was woodworking.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective 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 There is no other explanation. Scaling the toy into a full‑size wagon meant solving a host of engineering, design, and woodworking problems. Cody Cassidy, Wired, "Who Invented the Wheel? And How Did They Do It?," 6 May 2020 People have lived here for a long, long time While cutting into a hillside for construction, local workers unearthed stone woodworking tools and stone carvings: a human head with a bird perched on top and a fragment of a face. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "New Guinea villagers unearth evidence of the island’s Neolithic past," 7 Apr. 2020 Ochs, a veteran NASA engineer who likes golf and woodworking, has cut weekend work to allow his employees to spend more time with their families. Los Angeles Times, "This telescope could help us explore the heavens, but it’s stuck in coronavirus limbo," 2 Apr. 2020 The company began as a family woodworking business in 1789, making utilitarian items for homes and farms. oregonlive, "Century-old Japanese vase, Revolutionary War box, toy car: What are they worth?," 3 Apr. 2020 His goal in five years is to open his own custom woodworking business in a warehouse-style building. cleveland, "Army veteran brings detail to his woodworking pieces: Olmsted Dates and Data," 16 Mar. 2020 Victor loved building his own computer and woodworking, making treasures for family members. orlandosentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 12/5," 4 Dec. 2019 Fazioli Pianos is in Sacile, northeast of Venice, in an area of Italy known for its woodworking. Emma Reynolds, CNN, "'It's kaputt.' Movers accidentally drop virtuoso's one-of-a-kind $194,000 piano," 11 Feb. 2020 Key to any good show is having a wide variety of products, and the Holy Family Church show did not disappoint with handmade jewelry, handcrafted soaps, knitted goods, photography, woodworking, and more. Annie Gentile, courant.com, "Crafters Abound At Fall Into Winter Bazaar," 21 Nov. 2019

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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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“Woodworking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodworking. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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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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