Carpentry Car"pen*try, n. [F. charpenterie, OF. also carpenterie. See {Carpenter}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The art of cutting, framing, and joining timber, as in the construction of buildings. [1913 Webster]

2. An assemblage of pieces of timber connected by being framed together, as the pieces of a roof, floor, etc.; work done by a carpenter. [1913 Webster]

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