carpentering

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

carpenter +‎ -ing

NounEdit

carpentering (uncountable)

  1. carpentry
    • 1892, Herman Melville, White Jacket[1]:
      Frequently, at one and the same time, you see every trade in operation on the gun-deck--coopering, carpentering, tailoring, tinkering, blacksmithing, rope-making, preaching, gambling, and fortune-telling.
    • 1901, Henry Lawson, Joe Wilson and His Mates[2]:
      I always had a fancy for carpentering, and was handy with tools.
    • 2007 January 26, Deanna Isaacs, “Have Your Rebellion and Deduct It Too”, Chicago Reader:
      Sixteen years after he started Lumpen in Champaign, Marszewski is supporting his empire by carpentering, designing Web sites, and working at his mother's Bridgeport bar.
Last modified on 27 March 2012, at 00:06