Definition of carpentry in English:

carpentry

Syllabification: car·pen·try
Pronunciation: /ˈkärpəntrē
 
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noun

  • 1The activity or occupation of making or repairing things in wood.
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    • 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 mahogany desk
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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