woodcarving

[woo d-kahr-ving]

Origin of woodcarving

First recorded in 1840–50; wood1 + carve + -ing1
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Historical Examples of woodcarving

  • After tea, he went to the shed to his carpentry or his woodcarving.

    The Rainbow

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

  • He said he had kept his eye on Little, and assured them the man had gone into woodcarving, and was to be seen in the town all day.

  • Other forms of folk arts were woodcarving, highly colored embroidery, rug weaving, and icon painting.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria

    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

  • Woodcarving, silversmithing, goldsmithing, and other crafts also reached a high level of artistry in medieval Bulgaria.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria

    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole


British Dictionary definitions for woodcarving

woodcarving

noun
  1. the act of carving wood, esp as an art form
  2. a work of art produced by carving wood
Derived Formswoodcarver, noun
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