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millwork

or mill work

[mil-wurk] /ˈmɪlˌwɜrk/
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
1760-1770
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.

    American Forest Trees

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

    Vandover and the Brute

    Frank Norris
British Dictionary definitions for millwork

millwork

/ˈmɪlˌwɜːk/
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.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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