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Definition of "carpenter" []

  • A skilled worker who makes, finishes, and repairs wooden objects and structures. (noun)
  • To make, finish, or repair (wooden structures). (verb-transitive)
  • To work as a carpenter. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "carpenter" in a sentence
  • "Getting a straight answer out of the carpenter is an exercise in futility."
  • "After all, if my house is damaged, I call a carpenter whose craft is wood."
  • "I called the carpenter, got up all the old chests, and with them and some spars we floated ourselves alongside, and only just in time."