woodworking

[wood-wur-king]
noun
1.
the act or art of working, wood.
adjective
2.
pertaining to or used for shaping wood: woodworking tools.

Origin:
1870–75; wood1 + working

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woodworking (ˈwʊdˌwɜːkɪŋ)
 
n
1.  the process of working wood
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or used in woodworking

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woodworking

the art and trade of cutting, working, and joining timber. The term includes both structural timberwork in framing and items such as doors, windows, and staircases.

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