fretwork

[fret-wurk]
noun
1.
ornamental work consisting of interlacing parts, especially work in which the design is formed by perforation.
2.
any pattern of dark and light, such as that of perforated fretwork.

Origin:
1595–1605; fret2 + work

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fretwork (ˈfrɛtˌwɜːk)
 
n
1.  decorative geometrical carving or openwork
2.  any similar pattern of light and dark
3.  ornamental work of three-dimensional frets

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Example sentences
Instead, you pressed five colored buttons on the neck to simulate fretwork, and
  flicked a bar up and down to strum.
My next project is going to be a fleur box in cherry with some intricate
  fretwork.
Gingerbread fretwork amid magnolia trees sets the tone for this antebellum home
  in a quaint seaport village.
The eave cornice of the gable roof is boxed and decorated with carved modillion
  blocks and fretwork.
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