fretwork


noun

  1. ornamental work consisting of interlacing parts, especially work in which the design is formed by perforation.
  2. any pattern of dark and light, such as that of perforated fretwork.

noun

  1. decorative geometrical carving or openwork
  2. any similar pattern of light and dark
  3. ornamental work of three-dimensional frets
n.

also fret-work, c.1600, from fret (n.) + work (n.).

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