masterwork

[mas-ter-wurk, mah-ster-]
noun

Origin:
1600–10; master + work

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masterpiece or (less commonly) masterwork (ˈmɑːstəˌpiːs, ˈmɑːstəˌwɜːk)
 
n
1.  an outstanding work, achievement, or performance
2.  the most outstanding piece of work of a creative artist, craftsman, etc
 
[C17: compare Dutch meesterstuk, German Meisterstück, a sample of work submitted to a guild by a craftsman in order to qualify for the rank of master]
 
masterwork or (less commonly) masterwork
 
n
 
[C17: compare Dutch meesterstuk, German Meisterstück, a sample of work submitted to a guild by a craftsman in order to qualify for the rank of master]

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Example sentences
And overconfident criminals have been shown to wreck their criminal masterwork
  through an excess of self-congratulations.
Each is a masterwork, and there's a delightful interaction between the two.
It is the sort of artistic masterwork that you don't expect to find in an air
  and space museum.
Chuck's performance lifts this film to sci-fi schlock masterwork.
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