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wickerwork

[wik-er-wurk]
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noun
  1. material or products consisting of plaited or woven twigs or osiers; articles made of wicker.
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Origin of wickerwork

First recorded in 1705–15; wicker + work
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Examples from the Web for wickerwork

Historical Examples

  • "A magician who lives on a mountain in a wickerwork castle," was the reply.

    The Lost Princess of Oz

    L. Frank Baum

  • One seems to see a pitcher protected by a wickerwork covering.

  • Getting out his knife with some difficulty, he began to hack at the wickerwork.

    Messengers of Evil

    Pierre Souvestre

  • The wickerwork creaked as he gently shook the trunk at short intervals.

    Messengers of Evil

    Pierre Souvestre

  • The sides and back of the carriage were made of wickerwork matting.


British Dictionary definitions for wickerwork

wickerwork

noun
    1. a material consisting of wicker
    2. (as modifier)a wickerwork chair
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