the craft or trade of a joiner.
woodwork made by a joiner.

Origin of joinery

First recorded in 1670–80; joiner + -y3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for joinery

Historical Examples of joinery

  • It is used in joinery, as in door-frames, but not in carpentry.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes

  • This word seems to have been used at Canterbury to denote any piece of joinery.

    The Care of Books

    John Willis Clark

  • I answered that the wood had swelled, and the joinery was imperfect.

    An Old English Home

    S. Baring-Gould

  • And I was in Japan—the Japan of cabinets and joinery, gracious folk and fair manners.

    From Sea to Sea

    Rudyard Kipling

  • In this last division of furniture the work is that of joinery.

British Dictionary definitions for joinery



the skill or craft of a joiner
work made by a joiner
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