scrollwork

[ skrohl-wurk ]
/ ˈskroʊlˌwɜrk /
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noun

decorative work in which scroll forms figure prominently.
ornamental work cut out with a scroll saw.

Nearby words

  1. scroll,
  2. scroll bone,
  3. scroll foot,
  4. scroll saw,
  5. scrollhead,
  6. scrome,
  7. scrooch,
  8. scrooge,
  9. scrooge, ebenezer,
  10. scroop

Origin of scrollwork

First recorded in 1730–40; scroll + work

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British Dictionary definitions for scrollwork

scrollwork

/ (ˈskrəʊlˌwɜːk) /

noun

ornamental work in scroll-like patterns, esp when done with a scroll saw
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Word Origin and History for scrollwork

scrollwork

n.

1822, from scroll (n.) + work (n.).

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