openwork

[ oh-puh n-wurk ]
/ ˈoʊ pənˌwɜrk /

noun

any kind of work, especially ornamental, as of embroidery, lace, metal, stone, or wood, having a latticelike nature or showing openings through its substance.

Origin of openwork

First recorded in 1590–1600; open + work
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openwork
/ (ˈəʊpənˌwɜːk) /

noun

ornamental work, as of metal or embroidery, having a pattern of openings or holes
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