wood·​work·​ing | \ ˈwu̇d-ˌwər-kiŋ \

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 \ 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

The living room and bedrooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows, a decadent chandelier, and original woodworking throughout. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Groovy ’70s time capsule with views galore asks $1M," 1 Oct. 2018 The Visual Art Gallery showcases achievements by mostly Orange County residents in photography, fine art and woodworking, although anyone living in California can submit their work. Richard Chang, latimes.com, "Art offers a feast of a different kind for OC Fair visitors," 12 July 2018 When the first of their four children came along in 1948, Joan stopped working and Wayne started a woodworking machine business. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Carlsbad's 'Hula Girl' gives her spin on toy's history," 9 June 2018 After moving into a new house that needed remodeling, Mr. López-Alt spent the last few months teaching himself a new skill, woodworking, almost entirely from watching YouTube videos. Farhad Manjoo, New York Times, "How Online Hobbyists Can Reaffirm Your Faith in the Internet," 11 July 2018 Carter, who took up woodworking years ago, constructed the sanctuary’s large wooden cross. Harry Bruinius, The Christian Science Monitor, "In Plains, Ga., an evangelical politician like no other," 11 July 2018 The cost of hammers, screwdrivers and woodworking equipment from China will go up, too. Bruce Einhorn, latimes.com, "Trump's trade war is about to hit home — and your home is no exception," 11 July 2018 Richard was an avid golfer, sportsman enjoying hunting and fishing, and woodworking. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Richard L. Phillips," 29 June 2018 And in terms of activities, Juan, liberals do yoga and martial arts, whereas conservatives, archery and woodworking. Fox News, "GOP delays House vote on 'compromise' immigration bill," 22 June 2018

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1839, in the meaning defined above


1858, in the meaning defined above

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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 \

Kids Definition of woodworking

: the art or process of shaping or working with wood

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