openwork

[oh-puh n-wurk]

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.

Nearby words

  1. opening night,
  2. opening snap,
  3. opening time,
  4. openly,
  5. openness,
  6. oper.,
  7. opera,
  8. opera buffa,
  9. opera cloak,
  10. opera glass

Origin of openwork

First recorded in 1590–1600; open + work

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British Dictionary definitions for openwork

openwork

noun

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