Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[lat-is-wurk] /ˈlæt ɪsˌwɜrk/
work consisting of crossed strips usually arranged in a diagonal pattern of open spaces.
a lattice.
Origin of latticework
First recorded in 1480-90; lattice + work Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for latticework
Historical Examples
  • The end rails should be rabbeted on the inside for the latticework and the glass.

    Mission Furniture

    H. H. Windsor
  • The frames should be rabbeted on the inside for the latticework and the glass.

    Mission Furniture

    H. H. Windsor
  • Leaded glass can be used in place of this latticework, if it is desired.

    Mission Furniture

    H. H. Windsor
  • Well, I was sitting on the ground, up against the latticework of the front porch.

    Gentle Julia Booth Tarkington
  • After the people went home I found three flicker-holes in the latticework over the north windows.

    Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp
  • The floors were of earth beaten hard, and the windows had bars or latticework, but no glass.

    Stories of California Ella M. Sexton
  • It sprayed them through the porous shelter of the vines and latticework so that they could not sit on the bench.

    Ruth Fielding Down East

    Alice B. Emerson
  • Scrambling through this they became entangled in an abattis, a kind of latticework of limbs and branches.

  • And exactly at nine every night he fired off a brass cannon that he kept in a latticework fortress beside it.

    Tales from Dickens

    Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  • While he took off his coat he looked along the hall and saw its owner sitting, her chin propped on a latticework of fingers.

    The Branding Iron Katharine Newlin Burt
Word Origin and History for latticework

also lattice-work, late 15c., from lattice + work (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for latticework

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for latticework

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for latticework