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From Middle English carpentrie, from Anglo-Norman carpenterie, from Old Northern French (compare French charpenterie). See carpenter.

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carpentry (countable and uncountable, plural carpentries)

  1. (uncountable) The trade of cutting and joining timber in order to construct buildings or other structures; woodworking.
  2. (countable) A carpenter's workshop.
  3. (uncountable) A collection of timber connected by being framed together, as the pieces of a roof, floor, etc.; work done by a carpenter.
    Fine carpentry for sale.

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