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


His favorite hobby was woodworking.

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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

Inside, top-notch woodworking is seen throughout, from the carved front doors to the elaborate central staircase. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Towering 1887 Queen Anne asks $1.3M," 9 July 2019 Her current role is to teach floral design, ag mechanics including woodworking, plumbing, and electrical, and science-based ag classes related to soil, genetics and nutrition. Ramona Sentinel, "Community Profile: Agriculture runs deep in teacher Mary Martineau’s family," 2 July 2019 Al also loved woodworking, gardening, blade sharpening and trips to Aruba with his family. courant.com, "Allan A. Krasnow," 20 June 2019 Robert is internationally known for his woodworking, silver-smiting and inlay and lamination work. Anchorage Daily News, "Here is what you can expect for First Friday this week," 6 June 2019 This has prompted some scholars to suggest that Joseph was a farmer, who perhaps augmented his income with his woodworking skills. National Geographic, "How Jesus's childhood influenced the Gospels," 16 May 2019 The app offers tips for painting, woodworking, caulking and even trickier tasks like installing cabinets and countertops. Ronda Kaysen, The Seattle Times, "Is it time to drain the water heater? There’s an app for that," 11 Feb. 2019 Mark Gray, a lifelong Republican who owns a family woodworking business in Brewer, Maine, plans to vote for Mr. Poliquin for a third time. Jon Kamp, WSJ, "Democrats Look to Flip New England’s One GOP House Seat," 20 Aug. 2018 Furniture will be by her brother and former business partner, Adam, who left the restaurants last year to open a woodworking business, Lucks Furniture. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Coming soon in Bay View and Walker's Point: Smallpie and Greige, bakeries with drinks," 12 June 2018

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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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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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