Carpenter

Definition of Carpenter

Car´pen`ter
n.1.An artificer who works in timber; a framer and builder of houses, ships, etc.
Carpenter ant
(Zool.) 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
(Zool.) 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.

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carpentry, woodwork, woodworking, work
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