carp entry

carpentry

[kahr-puhn-tree]
noun
1.
the trade of a carpenter: He earned his living at carpentry.
2.
the work produced by a carpenter.
3.
the way in which something, especially a work of literature, is structured.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English carpentrie < Old North French < Latin carpentāria (fabrica) carriage-maker's (workshop). See carpenter, -y3

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carpentry (ˈkɑːpɪntrɪ)
 
n
1.  the art or technique of working wood
2.  the work produced by a carpenter; woodwork

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carpentry
late 14c., carpentrie, from O.Fr. carpenterie (Fr. charpenterie), from L. carpentaria (fabrica) "carriage-maker's (workshop);" see carpenter.
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