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  1. latticework.
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Origin of trelliswork

First recorded in 1705–15; trellis + work
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Examples from the Web for trelliswork

Historical Examples of trelliswork

  • They gain the top of the plant by way of the trelliswork of the cage.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

    Jean Henri Fabre

  • There are some twenty little houses of trelliswork at this place.

  • He made a trelliswork behind which he attacked his foes, the string players.

    Franz Liszt

    James Huneker

  • In front of this body is a small driving-place, enclosed in trelliswork, inside which the coachman stands to drive.

  • He did not see Le, who was partly shaded by the bare tangle of the climbing rose vines on the trelliswork.

    Her Mother's Secret

    Emma D. E. N. Southworth

British Dictionary definitions for trelliswork


    1. work or patterns of trellis; latticework
    2. (as modifier)a trelliswork fence
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