[woo d-wur-ker]


a worker in wood, as a carpenter, joiner, or cabinetmaker.

Origin of woodworker

First recorded in 1870–75; wood1 + worker
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Examples from the Web for woodworker

Historical Examples of woodworker

  • If you have not yet seen The Woodworker, send a postcard for a specimen copy.

    Woodwork Joints

    William Fairham

  • This angle is not measured by the woodworker often, but is a matter of experience.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster

  • This is known as warping, and it is one of the troubles of the woodworker.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster

  • But woods differ in structure, and all fall short of the woodworker's ideal.

    Trees Worth Knowing

    Julia Ellen Rogers

  • The woodworker knows how to finish the boards and treat them with fillers to bring out the figures.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

British Dictionary definitions for woodworker



a person who works in wood, such as a carpenter, joiner, or cabinet-maker
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