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  1. lace(def 1).
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Origin of lacework

First recorded in 1840–50; lace + work
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

screen, network, net, lattice, lace, cloth, netting, fabric, lacework, reticulum, openwork, tracery, filigree, cobweb, tangle, gossamer, texture, snarl, plait, interconnection

Examples from the Web for lacework

Historical Examples

  • The Apaches were turning the side of the globe into lacework.

    The Defiant Agents

    Andre Alice Norton

  • Overhead the tattered roof of leaves made a lacework of the sun.


    Davis Brinton

  • I could see through the lacework of the blind; the drawing-room was empty.


    Arnold Bennett

  • It is a light, ethereal sort of structure, and looks like lacework.

    Across India

    Oliver Optic

  • Cigar-shaped barges stream under the lacework of the many bridges and make me think of tranquil days and willow-fringed horizons.

    Ballads of a Bohemian

    Robert W. Service