Definition of woodcarving in English:


Line breaks: wood|carv¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈwʊdkɑːvɪŋ


[mass noun]
1The action or skill of carving wood to make functional or ornamental objects.
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  • In the kirks a certain skill in woodcarving was often evident, and in recognition of the Auld Alliance between France and Scotland, a blue fleur-de-lis carpet was usually a feature.
  • The traditional Basque decorative arts consist primarily of woodcarving and engraving on stone.
  • Occupational therapy in the form of needlework, woodcarving and basketwork and entertainment including film shows and dancing all played a big role in the men's rehabilitation.
1.1 [count noun] An object carved from wood: a medieval painted woodcarving
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  • Along with the watercolours, the exhibition includes six woodcarvings because working with wood is her new passion.
  • Inspired, it is said, by the medieval woodcarvings of master carver William Bromflet, whose work he saw in Ripon Cathedral, Thompson dedicated himself to making quality furniture out of naturally seasoned English oak.
  • Already well known for his watercolours and woodcarvings, he turned his attention to miniatures after inheriting embroidery books and materials from friend Margaret Sarraff.



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  • Jeremy Parkes writes: ‘The designers went to great lengths to seek out artists with skills in trades that have almost died out: glass-blowers, blacksmiths and woodcarvers.’
  • The York Consortium of Conservation and Craftsmanship boasts everything from glaziers and stone masons to woodcarvers, blacksmiths, painters and gilders and experts in the restoration of antique furniture.
  • The individual cases of professional woodcarvers who make non-nkanda art, of banganga baluvumbu, and of individuals who combine both roles give some idea of the range of their experience.

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