Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Material, such as wood or ivory, inlaid piece by piece into a wood surface in an intricate design and veneered to another surface, especially of furniture, for decoration.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An inlay of some thin material in the surface of a piece of furniture or other object.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable, woodworking A decorative technique in which veneers of wood, ivory, metal etc. are inlaid into a wood surface to form intricate designs.
  • noun countable An example of this work

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

  • noun inlaid veneers are fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture

Etymologies

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

[French marqueterie, from Old French, from marqueter, to checker, from marque, mark, ultimately from Old Norse merki, mark; see merg- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Middle French marqueterie.

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