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From Middle English carpentrie, from Anglo-Norman carpenterie, from Old Northern French (compare French charpenterie). See carpenter.


carpentry (countable and uncountable, plural carpentries)

  1. (uncountable) The trade of cutting and joining timber in order to construct buildings or other structures; woodworking.
  2. (countable) A carpenter's workshop.
  3. (uncountable) A collection of timber connected by being framed together, as the pieces of a roof, floor, etc.; work done by a carpenter.
    Fine carpentry for sale.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for carpentry in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)


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