frostwork

[ frawst-wurk, frost- ]
/ ˈfrɔstˌwɜrk, ˈfrɒst- /

noun

the delicate tracery formed by frost, especially on glass.
similar ornamentation, as on metal.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. frostflower,
  2. frosting,
  3. frosting on the cake,
  4. frostline,
  5. frostweed,
  6. frosty,
  7. froth,
  8. froth flotation,
  9. frothy,
  10. frottage

Origin of frostwork

First recorded in 1640–50; frost + work

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British Dictionary definitions for frostwork

frostwork

/ (ˈfrɒstˌwɜːk) /

noun

the patterns made by frost on glass, metal, etc
similar artificial ornamentation
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