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Definition of "house-carpenter" [house-carpenter]

  • A carpenter who works upon the trim and interior finish of a house, as distinguished from a ship-carpenter. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "house-carpenter" in a sentence
  • "From house-carpenter to Chief Justice is a long way."
  • "Two days after leaving his father's roof, he found employment with a house-carpenter, in Taunton,"
  • "One is an engineer, and has been engaged in sawing lumber, a second, a good house-carpenter, a third a blacksmith, and the fourth a farm hand."