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[woo d-wur-ker] /ˈwʊdˌwɜr kər/
a worker in wood, as a carpenter, joiner, or cabinetmaker.
Origin of woodworker
1870-75; wood1 + worker Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This is known as warping, and it is one of the troubles of the woodworker.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • This angle is not measured by the woodworker often, but is a matter of experience.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • And Buster could only hope that he might find some way of setting the woodworker free.

    The Tale of Buster Bumblebee Arthur Scott Bailey
  • But woods differ in structure, and all fall short of the woodworker's ideal.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • A knowledge of square root is often of great value to the woodworker for estimating diagonals or squaring foundations.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • The woodworker knows how to finish the boards and treat them with fillers to bring out the figures.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • If you have not yet seen The woodworker, send a postcard for a specimen copy.

    Woodwork Joints William Fairham
  • Make a pencil mark on it near one of the edges, what the woodworker would call his witness mark.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • One of his schoolmates, the son of a woodworker, had seen his father use a bow-drill.

    Two Little Savages Ernest Thompson Seton
  • This makes a very substantial and heavy board, worthy of any woodworker and worthy of being used as a table top.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
British Dictionary definitions for woodworker


a person who works in wood, such as a carpenter, joiner, or cabinet-maker
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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