parquetry
noun (plural -tries) Date: circa 1842 work in the form of usually geometrically patterned wood laid or inlaid especially for floors

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  • Parquetry — is a geometric mosaic of wood pieces used for decorative effect. The two main uses of parquetry are as veneer patterns on furniture and block patterns for floors. The patterns of parquet flooring are entirely geometrical and angular mdash;… …   Wikipedia

  • Parquetry — Par quet*ry, n. [F. parqueterie, fr. parquet inlaid flooring, fr. parquet, dim. of parc an inclosure. See {Park}.] A species of joinery or cabinet work consisting of an inlay of geometric or other patterns, generally of different colors, used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parquetry — [pär′kə trē] n. [Fr parqueterie: see PARQUET] inlaid woodwork in geometric forms, usually of contrasting woods, used esp. in flooring …   English World dictionary

  • parquetry — noun The technique of applying wooden tiles or veneers to create a decorative geometrical pattern on floors, furniture etc. The new ballroom floor is a marvellous example of parquetry …   Wiktionary

  • parquetry — parquet ► NOUN ▪ flooring composed of wooden blocks arranged in a geometric pattern. DERIVATIVES parquetry noun. ORIGIN French, small compartment, wooden flooring …   English terms dictionary

  • parquetry — /pahr ki tree/, n. mosaic work of wood used for floors, wainscoting, etc.; marquetry. [1835 45; < F parqueterie. See PARQUET, ERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • parquetry — par·quet·ry || pÉ‘rkɪtrɪ / pɑːk n. mosaic design made from inlaid wood; floor made from wooden tiles or boards …   English contemporary dictionary

  • parquetry —    Inlay or veneers of wood forming a geometric design; as related to marquetry, which forms a pictorial image. It is most commonly seen in parquet floors …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • parquetry — n. Marquetry …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • parquetry — n marquetry, mosaic work, tiling, tesse lation, patterned inlay, floor inlay, checkering; ornamentation, decoration …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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