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woodcarving

[woo d-kahr-ving] /ˈwʊdˌkɑr vɪŋ/
noun
1.
the art or technique of carving objects by hand from wood or of carving decorations into wood.
2.
something made or decorated in such a manner.
Origin of woodcarving
1840-1850
1840-50; wood1 + carve + -ing1
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  • After tea, he went to the shed to his carpentry or his woodcarving.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • Other forms of folk arts were woodcarving, highly colored embroidery, rug weaving, and icon painting.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • woodcarving, silversmithing, goldsmithing, and other crafts also reached a high level of artistry in medieval Bulgaria.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • He said he had kept his eye on Little, and assured them the man had gone into woodcarving, and was to be seen in the town all day.

British Dictionary definitions for woodcarving

woodcarving

/ˈwʊdˌkɑːvɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of carving wood, esp as an art form
2.
a work of art produced by carving wood
Derived Forms
woodcarver, noun
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