Definition of carpentry in English:


Line breaks: car|pen¦try
Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːp(ə)ntri


[mass noun]
1The activity or occupation of making or repairing things in wood: [as modifier]: carpentry skills
More example sentences
  • You don't need to be a master carpenter, but some basic carpentry skills are required.
  • Most of the stay-at-home fathers spoke about work they were doing on the house, landscaping, carpentry, woodworking or repairing cars.
  • But most kits are pretty well laid out and come with plans and some sort of instructions, so you and a couple of helpers can do the work with basic carpentry skills and tools.
1.1The work made or done by a carpenter: the superb carpentry of the timber roof
More example sentences
  • His bricklaying cannot be matched by anyone locally, his carpentry is superb, he is unique and Bolton needs him.
  • Reed did a bit of quick carpentry to repair the breaks, lashing them back together with something the Vikings could have used, duct tape.


late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French carpentrie, Old French charpenterie, from charpentier (see carpenter).

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