Meaning of “carpenter” in the English Dictionary

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"carpenter" in British English

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carpenternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɑː.pɪn.tər/ us /ˈkɑːr.pɪn.t̬ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Ata Owoo was a carpenter who lived in the West African country of Ghana. 
  • Once the set designer creates the plan, artists and carpenters make different parts of the set. 
  • Stagehands and carpenters put the sets together on stage. 
  • The carpenter built a wooden chair for the set of a play. 
  • I could see the carpenters, whose hammers I had heard, at work upon the roof of the barn, now destined to do double duty as a stable and garage. 
  • Meanwhile, the carpenters hammered and the scenes rose. 
  • That shamed the masons and carpenters into giving their Saturday afternoons for repair work. 
  • The tools used by the carpenters, as appear from the representations on the monuments, were the axe, the adze, the hand-saw, the chisel, the drill, and the plane. 
  • When he became a young man, however, he had sense enough to choose the carpenter's trade, instead of the painter's art. 

(Definition of “carpenter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"carpenter" in American English

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carpenternoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑr·pən·tər/

a person whose job is making and repairing wooden objects and structures

(Definition of “carpenter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"carpenter" in Business English

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carpenternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɑːpəntər/ us

a person whose job is making and repairing wooden objects and structures:

A self-employed boat repairer and carpenter, he had difficulty getting a mortgage.

(Definition of “carpenter” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)