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a person who makes (or repairs) things from wood


carpenter = der Schreiner carpentry = die Tischlerei --- GOOGLE INDEX carpenter: approximately 41,000,000 Google hits



Yuri Luzhkov, mayor of Moscow, was born in 1936, the son of a CARPENTER who had moved to Moscow from the neighbouring Tver region.

(BBC News)

Inside Tahrir Square on Thursday, I met a CARPENTER named Mahmood whose left arm was in a sling, whose leg was in a cast and whose head was being bandaged in a small field hospital set up by the democracy movement in Cairo.

(New York Times)

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


- the skill of making and repairing wooden objects

(Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

Like many actors, Hollywood star Harrison Ford struggled to earn a living in his early years. In order to support his wife and children and because he was unhappy with the roles he was getting, he became a self-taught professional carpenter.

While working as a carpenter, he became a stage hand for the popular rock band The Doors. He also built a sun deck for actress Sally Kellerman and a recording studio for Latin musician Sérgio Mendes.

He was then hired to build cabinets at the home of film producer and director George Lucas, who subsequently cast him in a pivotal supporting role for his film American Graffiti and later on as Han Solo in the Star Wars series.

(adapted from Wikipedia)

Etymology: from the Old French carpentier, charpentier, from late Latin carpentarius, a "carriage (maker)", from carpentum "wagon", of Celtic origin.


woodworker, builder, cabinetmaker

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