Definitions for: Carpenter


[n] a woodworker who makes or repairs wooden objects
[v] work as a carpenter



Webster (1913) Definition: Car"pen*ter, n. [OF. carpentier, F. charpentier, LL.
carpentarius, fr. L. carpentum wagon, carriage.]
An artificer who works in timber; a framer and builder of
houses, ships, etc.

Syn: Carpenter, Joiner.

Usage: The carpenter frames and puts together roofs,
partitions, floors, and other structural parts of a
building. The joiner supplies stairs, doors shutters,
mantelpieces, cupboards, and other parts necessary to
finishing the building. In America the two trades are
commonly united.

Carpenter ant (Zo["o]l.), any species of ant which gnaws
galleries in the wood of trees and constructs its nests
therein. They usually select dead or somewhat decayed
wood. The common large American species is {Formica
Pennsylvanica}.

Carpenter bee (Zo["o]l.), a large hymenopterous insect of
the genus Xylocopa; -- so called because it constructs
its nest by gnawing long galleries in sound timber. The
common American species is Xylocopa Virginica.

See Also: Joseph, woodman, woodsman, woodworker, work

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