[ kahr-puhn-tree ]

  1. the trade of a carpenter: He earned his living at carpentry.

  2. the work produced by a carpenter.

  1. 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


/ (ˈkɑːpɪntrɪ) /

  1. the art or technique of working wood

  2. the work produced by a carpenter; woodwork

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