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Related to carpentering: carpentry
A skilled worker who makes, finishes, and repairs wooden objects and structures.
v. car·pen·tered, car·pen·ter·ing, car·pen·ters
To make, finish, or repair (wooden structures).
To work as a carpenter.
[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin carpentārius (artifex), (maker) of a carriage, from carpentum, a two-wheeled carriage, of Celtic origin; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]
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