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millwork

or mill work

[mil-wurk]
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noun
  1. ready-made carpentry work from a mill.
  2. work done in a mill.
  3. profiled or finished woodwork, as moldings or lattices.

Origin of millwork

First recorded in 1760–70; mill1 + work
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Examples from the Web for millwork

Historical Examples

  • A considerable quantity finds a market as interior finish and other millwork.

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    Henry H. Gibson

  • The parlour and front room on the second floor were furnished with bay windows decorated with some meaningless sort of millwork.


British Dictionary definitions for millwork

millwork

noun
  1. work done in a mill
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Word Origin and History for millwork

n.

1770, from mill (n.1) + work (n.).

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