Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The trade of cutting and joining timber in order to construct buildings or other structures; woodworking
  • n. A carpenter's workshop.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art of cutting, framing, and joining timber, as in the construction of buildings.
  • n. An assemblage of pieces of timber connected by being framed together, as the pieces of a roof, floor, etc.; work done by a carpenter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of cutting, framing, and joining the timbers or woodwork of buildings and similar constructions by means of hand-tools.
  • n. Carpenters' work; any work of the kind done by carpenters.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood

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Examples

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  • The remaining detainees are allowed to take part in the rehabilitation courses, which also include skills training such as carpentry and sewing classes.

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  • "We may do five or six different things, such as carpentry, baking, farming, consulting and funding small businesses, as well as living simply and frugally off the money we've built up," says Ms. Pederson.

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  • Hakiar says music and occupational training such as carpentry classes will be emphasized as therapy.

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  • Home Depot's stock market "value" has risen because Wall Street has approved of a strategy that minimizes the value of American Citizens who do blue collar jobs such as carpentry, plumbing, landscaping and general home improvement for a living.

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  • Shapiro is particularly fine in his detailed account of how the timbers of the Shoreditch theater were salvaged and stored (not, as often claimed, ferried at once across the Thames) and just what kind of carpentry and weather conditions were required in reusing them for the Globe.

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