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carpentry

[kahr-puh n-tree] /ˈkɑr pən tri/
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
1350-1400; Middle English carpentrie < Old North French < Latin carpentāria (fabrica) carriage-maker's (workshop). See carpenter, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for carp-entry

carpentry

/ˈkɑːpɪntrɪ/
noun
1.
the art or technique of working wood
2.
the work produced by a carpenter; woodwork
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Word Origin and History for carp-entry

carpentry

n.

late 14c., carpentrie, from Old French carpenterie, charpenterie "carpentry" (Modern French charpenterie), from Latin carpentaria (fabrica) "carriage-maker's (workshop);" see carpenter.

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Encyclopedia Article for carp-entry

carpentry

the art and trade of cutting, working, and joining timber. The term includes both structural timberwork in framing and items such as doors, windows, and staircases.

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