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CARPENTER, n. An artificer who works in timber a framer and builder of houses, and of ships. Those who build houses are called house-carpenters, and those who build ships are called ship-carpenters.

In New England, a distinction is often made between the man who frames, and the man who executes the interior wood-work of a house. The framer is the carpenter, and the finisher is called joiner. This distinction is noticed by Johnson, and seems to be a genuine English distinction. But in some other parts of America, as in New-York, the term carpenter includes both the framer and the joiner and in truth both branches of business are often performed by the same person. The word is never applied, as in Italy and Spain, to a coach-maker.

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Entry for 'Carpenter'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​kjd/​c/carpenter.html.
 
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