Part of speech: noun

The art, trade, or work of a carpenter.

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Usage examples "carpentry":

  1. Those girls who had some slight skill in carpentry constructed rustic benches and tables from the boughs blown down by last autumn's storms, and those who preferred nature untouched by art had their favourite seats in snug corners among the bushes or on the stones by the water- side. - "For the Sake of the School", Angela Brazil.
  2. Of some subjects, such as buttling, carpentry, and mending bicycles, it was practical; of others, such as shooting, gardening, and motoring, it was more theoretical. - "Simon", J. Storer Clouston.
  3. Don't say that we couldn'tsmash it; such carpentry always has a chink or an open somewhere. - "The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly", Charles James Lever.