fretwork

[ fret-wurk ]
/ ˈfrɛtˌwɜrk /

noun

ornamental work consisting of interlacing parts, especially work in which the design is formed by perforation.
any pattern of dark and light, such as that of perforated fretwork.

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Origin of fretwork

First recorded in 1595–1605; fret2 + work
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British Dictionary definitions for fretwork

fretwork
/ (ˈfrɛtˌwɜːk) /

noun

decorative geometrical carving or openwork
any similar pattern of light and dark
ornamental work of three-dimensional frets
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