Definition of carpenter in English:
- Tom Searles worked as a carpenter repairing the inside of the wooden mills and stayed for seventeen years.
- I once gave a contract to a local carpenter for some repairs on my house.
- His estimated cost for repairs seemed high, so I hired a carpenter at about half the price.
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- Lysaght resurrected these boards and carpentered them into simple structures: a bridge, a wishing well, a coach and tree planters.
- The wooden boxes were carpentered together, and even the fabricated metal pieces were made relatively roughly.
- I've had a go at carpentering today and fixed the upstairs loo door that was very tight to close.
- Larry left every day with his lunchbox to rejoin his mates on the construction sites, or carpentered for the neighbours.
- The pigs use the harness-room as a headquarters where they study blacksmithing, carpentering and so on from books they find in the farmhouse.
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from Old French carpentier, charpentier, from late Latin carpentarius (artifex) 'carriage (maker)', from carpentum 'wagon', of Gaulish origin; related to car.
This comes via Old French from late Latin carpentarius (artifex) ‘carriage (-maker)’. The base is late Latin carpentum ‘wagon’, of Gaulish origin.
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