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  1. a person who makes fine furniture and other woodwork.
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Origin of cabinetmaker

First recorded in 1675–85; cabinet + maker
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Examples from the Web for cabinet-maker

Historical Examples

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

    Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 1 July 1848


  • The cabinet-maker said it could not be finished in less than six weeks more.

  • Mr. Rankin, the cabinet-maker, has been with me till just now.

    The Squirrel-Cage

    Dorothy Canfield

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

    The Lonely Island

    R.M. Ballantyne

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

    Harding's luck

    E. [Edith] Nesbit

British Dictionary definitions for cabinet-maker


  1. a craftsman specializing in the making of fine furniture
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Derived Formscabinet-making, noun
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Word Origin and History for cabinet-maker


1680s, from cabinet + maker.

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