carpenter
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French carpenter, charpenter, from Latin carpentarius carriage maker, from carpentum carriage, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish carpat chariot, carr vehicle — more at car Date: 14th century a worker who builds or repairs wooden structures or their structural parts II. verb (-tered; carpentering) Date: circa 1815 intransitive verb to follow the trade of a carpenter <
carpentered when he was young
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transitive verb 1. to make by or as if by carpentry 2. to put together often in a mechanical manner <
carpentered many television scripts
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