[ keyn-wurk ]

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

Origin of canework

First recorded in 1855–60; cane + work

Words Nearby canework Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use canework in a sentence

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

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

    Chats on Old Furniture | Arthur Hayden
  • 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