or mill work

[ mil-wurk ]

  1. ready-made carpentry work from a mill.

  2. work done in a mill.

  1. profiled or finished woodwork, as moldings or lattices.

Origin of millwork

First recorded in 1760–70; mill1 + work

Words Nearby millwork Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use millwork in a sentence

  • The parlour and front room on the second floor were furnished with bay windows decorated with some meaningless sort of millwork.

    Vandover and the Brute | Frank Norris
  • This seems to savor of the doctrine of educational foreordination, and would make millwork and life synonymous.

    The Vitalized School | Francis B. Pearson
  • Of course, one can secure low figures from any local millwork company if a good detailed design is available.

  • The second largest users in Illinois were manufacturers of sash, doors, blinds, and general millwork.

    American Forest Trees | Henry H. Gibson
  • A considerable quantity finds a market as interior finish and other millwork.

    American Forest Trees | Henry H. Gibson

British Dictionary definitions for millwork


/ (ˈmɪlˌwɜːk) /

  1. work done in a mill

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