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[kahr-puh n-tree] /ˈkɑr pən tri/
the trade of a carpenter:
He earned his living at carpentry.
the work produced by a carpenter.
the way in which something, especially a work of literature, is structured.
Origin of carpentry
1350-1400; Middle English carpentrie < Old North French < Latin carpentāria (fabrica) carriage-maker's (workshop). See carpenter, -y3 Unabridged
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  • Something smaller and cheaper would do for home repairs, while serious carpentry requires something stronger.
  • Building the obelisk isn't that difficult if you have good tools and basic carpentry skills.
  • And their father taught them carpentry when building the house.
  • In two months at the camp, they are taught practical skills, such as how to start a carpentry business or open a bank account.
  • Now they are learning skills such as carpentry or baking.
  • There's beneath even the noblest novel a certain ignoble carpentry that one's would-be saintly self resents.
  • Large plantations were self-sufficient and included blacksmith, kitchen, carpentry and barn structures.
  • Custom carpentry and masonry, cozy fireplaces and screened porches create inviting country ambience.
  • The only real tricks to the job are careful planning and paying attention to proper carpentry procedures.
  • Among them are power tools commonly used in carpentry.
British Dictionary definitions for carpentry


the art or technique of working wood
the work produced by a carpenter; woodwork
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Word Origin and History for carpentry

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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