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

  • n. Finished woodwork fashioned by a cabinetmaker.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. furniture made by a cabinetmaker
  • n. cabinetmaking

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art or occupation of working upon wooden furniture requiring nice workmanship; also, such furniture.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fine woodwork used in cabinet-making: thus, veneered doors or polished paneled dados, mantelpieces, and the like are spoken of as fine cabinet-work.

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

  • n. woodwork finished by hand by a cabinetmaker
  • n. the craft of making furniture (especially furniture of high quality)


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  • Finally, there is the benefit of separating the cost of cabinetwork from the construction cost of the house.

    Living Smaller

  • Smaller houses have fewer bathrooms, smaller kitchens with less cabinetwork, which is expensive, and fewer and smaller rooms.

    Living Smaller

  • Nedith took a shortcut through her sterile kitchen, admiring as she always did the expanse of gleaming stainless steel and mellow walnut cabinetwork.

    Sudden Rain

  • So he was doing the cabinetwork alongside of it, both things for quite awhile?

    Oral History Interview with Carolyn Rogers, May 22, 2003. Interview K-0656. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • By daylight this was a stunning room with its pale taupe cabinetwork, oak flooring, and muted tapestry fabrics, but tonight it seemed as cold as a cave.

    The Pull of the Moon

  • First, the quality of finish carpentry and cabinetwork, which can vary considerably, would be left to the discretion of the homeowner.

    Living Smaller

  • The wood makes excellent fuel and can also be used for furniture and cabinetwork.

    Chapter 7

  • The floor was covered with broken shards of glass and jade and porcelain, broken cabinetwork and torn hangings, and gangs of Frogs and Chink villagers and our own early birds were swarming everywhere after the last pickings, the vast hollow chamber echoing to their yells of triumph and disappointment, the smashing of furniture and pottery that was too big to carry, the oaths and laughter and quarrelling.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • It takes a high polish and is valued for furniture and cabinetwork, but is subject to dry-wood termites.

    Chapter 5

  • It is also used for laths for huts and for tool handles and cabinetwork.

    Chapter 5


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