Definition of carpenter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɑːpəntə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrpəntər//
Professions, People in construction
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a person whose job is making and repairing wooden objects and structures A master carpenter was in charge of teaching the apprentices. He was apprenticed to a carpenter at the age of sixteen. compare joiner See related entries: Professions, People in construction Word OriginMiddle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from Old French carpentier, charpentier, from late Latin carpentarius (artifex) ‘carriage (maker)’, from carpentum ‘wagon’, of Gaulish origin; related to car.
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