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[kab-uh-nit-mey-ker] /ˈkæb ə nɪtˌmeɪ kər/
a person who makes fine furniture and other woodwork.
Origin of cabinetmaker
First recorded in 1675-85; cabinet + maker Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for cabinet-maker
Historical Examples
  • The inner wood of the root, after being kiln-cured for several weeks, becomes very valuable to the cabinet-maker.

  • I was born in 1797, near Bristol, and was apprenticed to a cabinet-maker.

    The Lonely Island R.M. Ballantyne
  • The old worker in ebony and cabinet-maker, Amram, dwelt by the river-side in a clay-hut which was covered with palm-leaves.

    Historical Miniatures August Strindberg
  • So forthwith she ordered the carriage, and drove to the cabinet-maker's.

  • Similarly, during an examination concerning breaking open the drawer of a table, the worst witness was the cabinet-maker.

    Criminal Psychology Hans Gross
  • I was a cabinet-maker once, though you wouldn't think it to look at me.

    Harding's luck E. [Edith] Nesbit
  • The act opened with a prelude by the orchestra, worthily conducted by Seor Anselmo, the cabinet-maker of the town.

    The Fourth Estate, vol.1 Armando Palacio Valds
  • I knew a cabinet-maker who did so, and he was very cleanly and well lodged.

    A Tramp's Wallet William Duthie
  • Rosalind was amazed at the ease and rapidity with which her uncle talked with the cabinet-maker.

    Mr. Pat's Little Girl Mary F. Leonard
  • He was a cabinet-maker, and the camp-table he made for us was the envy of the whole camp.

    Overland Tales Josephine Clifford
British Dictionary definitions for cabinet-maker


a craftsman specializing in the making of fine furniture
Derived Forms
cabinet-making, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for cabinet-maker

1680s, from cabinet + maker.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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