[kahr-puh n-tree]


the trade of a carpenter: He earned his living at carpentry.
the work produced by a carpenter.
the way in which something, especially a work of literature, is structured.

Origin of carpentry

1350–1400; Middle English carpentrie < Old North French < Latin carpentāria (fabrica) carriage-maker's (workshop). See carpenter, -y3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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the art or technique of working wood
the work produced by a carpenter; woodwork
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Word Origin and History for carpentry

late 14c., carpentrie, from Old French carpenterie, charpenterie "carpentry" (Modern French charpenterie), from Latin carpentaria (fabrica) "carriage-maker's (workshop);" see carpenter.

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