Definition of wickerwork in English:



mass noun
  • 1Wicker.

    • ‘Either of simple wickerwork or of wood and covered with the skin of a sheep or goat, it was of crescent shape, a segment being cut out of the top edge to allow the peltast unobstructed vision while casting his javelin.’
    • ‘In Europe armourers have invariably been workers in metal, but in other parts of the world materials such as wickerwork, bone, and coconut fibre have been used.’
    • ‘Cribs, cradles and bassinets are traditionally woven from wickerwork.’
    • ‘Chairs are woven wickerwork, though there are some padded alcove booths along the sides as well.’
    1. 1.1Furniture or other items made of wicker.
      • ‘There will be exhibitors offering garden furniture, pots, wickerwork, gardening tools and implements old and new, wrought ironwork and various craft stalls.’
      • ‘The display included paintings, embroidery, wickerwork, all types of souvenirs, items from wood, etc.’
      • ‘Yemenis still practice traditional handicrafts such as silver and copperwork, dagger manufacturing, carpentry, boat building, pottery, weaving and dyeing, wickerwork, and leather tanning.’
      • ‘Aristotle noted the principle on which the camera obscura depends, having observed how the round image of the sun passed undistorted through the angular interstices of wickerwork.’
      • ‘A stretch of flowing water set aside for catching fish by the use of wickerwork or basketry traps attached to artificial structures placed on the bed of the river or stream.’