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carpentry

[ kahr-puhn-tree ]
/ ˈkɑr pən tri /
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noun

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.

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Origin of carpentry

1350–1400; Middle English carpentrie<Old North French <Latin carpentāria (fabrica) carriage-maker's (workshop). See carpenter, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for carpentry

carpentry
/ (ˈkɑːpɪntrɪ) /

noun

the art or technique of working wood
the work produced by a carpenter; woodwork
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