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. 

(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)