Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Embellishment with a scroll motif, especially ornamentation executed in wood with a scroll saw.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Ornamentation in a scroll pattern, especially in woodwork.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Ornamental work of any kind in which scrolls, or lines of scroll-like character, are an element

Etymologies

scroll +‎ work (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Stacked, with ribbon or simple scrollwork, which is very, very popular, "he said.

    Stories: Local News

  • The massive wooden doors, intricately carved with ornate scrollwork and inlaid with green-veined ruatinite, dominated the courtyard.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • Angelica points up and shows them the scrollwork along the ceiling, which makes them ooh and aah.

    The Kitchen Daughter

  • I grab and miss the top rail and my right hand gets caught in the lower scrollwork and the flat rusted edge of the iron scrapes clear across my palm.

    The Kitchen Daughter

  • I stand on the marble porch and lay my hand on the cold iron scrollwork of the stair railing.

    The Kitchen Daughter

  • He swiveled around, looking past green-shuttered doorways, past night-pooled balconies with pots of ferns and roses and geraniums hanging from their black iron scrollwork, the flowers perfuming the humid air, and toward the restless flickers of neon on Bourbon.

    Etched in Bone

  • Middleton chose famed British pastry chef Fiona Cairns, cakemaker to the likes of Bono and Paul McCartney, to create the cake, which will have cream-and-white frosting decorated with a British floral theme, using a traditional technique of intricate piping to create 3-D scrollwork, leaves and flowers.

    Piece of cake? Not if it's for the royal wedding

  • The barreled action was a matte or muted French gray (?) and tastefully inlaid with a gold ring at the muzzle and well-executed scrollwork.

    On Monday, I stopped by the Leupold & Stevens corporate campus in Beaverton (Oregon) and there was a fine rifle on display in th

  • What she first took to be scrollwork actually resolved into a pattern of wings … reminding her of the Lovers card from her Tarot readings.

    Rogue Oracle

  • I expect that the gate will be secured and that I will have to contrive some way to get through it, but when I press my hand tentatively against one side of the iron scrollwork, hinges creak.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

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