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or mill work

  1. ready-made carpentry work from a mill.
  2. work done in a mill.
  3. profiled or finished woodwork, as moldings or lattices.
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Origin of millwork

First recorded in 1760–70; mill1 + work
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Examples from the Web for millwork

Historical Examples

  • A considerable quantity finds a market as interior finish and other millwork.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

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

British Dictionary definitions for millwork


  1. work done in a mill
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Word Origin and History for millwork


1770, from mill (n.1) + work (n.).

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