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cutwork

[kuht-wurk] /ˈkʌtˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
openwork embroidery in which the ground fabric is cut out about the pattern.
2.
fretwork formed by perforation or cut in low relief.
3.
ornamental needlework in which spaces are cut from a ground material into which are inserted decorative figures that were made separately.
4.
point coupé (def 1).
Origin of cutwork
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English cut werk. See cut, work
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cutwork

/ˈkʌtˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
openwork embroidery in which the pattern is cut away from the background
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