[ keyn-wurk ]
/ ˈkeɪnˌwɜrk /


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

Nearby words

  1. canes venatici,
  2. canescent,
  3. canetti,
  4. canetti, elias,
  5. caneware,
  6. caney fork,
  7. canf,
  8. canfield,
  9. canfield, dorothy,
  10. canful

Origin of canework

First recorded in 1855–60; cane + work Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for canework

  • 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.

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

    Miscellanea|Juliana Horatia Ewing