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  1. strips of cane that are interlaced and used in cane chairs or the like.
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Origin of canework

First recorded in 1855–60; cane + work
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • They are also largely imported into Great Britain for canework.


    Juliana Horatia Ewing

  • The maxilla is a flat frame of canework with one or two arms at the side and a low back provided with a cushion.

    Stanley in Africa

    James P. Boyd

  • In the central panel of the Restoration chair-back, canework began to be used instead of the Early Jacobean carving.