woodcarving

[ woo d-kahr-ving ]
/ ˈwʊdˌkɑr vɪŋ /

noun

the art or technique of carving objects by hand from wood or of carving decorations into wood.
something made or decorated in such a manner.

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Origin of woodcarving

First recorded in 1840–50; wood1 + carve + -ing1
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Example sentences from the Web for woodcarving

  • 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.

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

    The Rainbow|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • 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
/ (ˈwʊdˌkɑːvɪŋ) /

noun

the act of carving wood, esp as an art form
a work of art produced by carving wood

Derived forms of woodcarving

woodcarver, noun
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