Etymology
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carpentry (n.)

late 14c., "art of cutting, framing, and joining woodwork," carpentrie, from Old French carpenterie, charpenterie "carpentry" (Modern French charpenterie); see from carpenter + -ery. Latin carpentaria (fabrica) meant "carriage-maker's (workshop)," in Medieval Latin "carpenter's shop." From 1550s as "timber-work made by a carpenter."

updated on October 09, 2017

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Definitions of carpentry from WordNet

carpentry (n.)
the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood;
Synonyms: woodworking / woodwork
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