Definition of latticework in English:



mass noun
  • Interlacing strips of wood, metal, or other material forming a lattice.

    ‘the cottages were covered with trellises and rustic latticework’
    figurative ‘the latticework of streets’
    as modifier ‘a latticework door’
    • ‘The piece of wooden latticework, formed by slats of wood, is rectangular.’
    • ‘So designers use latticework - a series of horizontal, vertical, or diagonal beams - to increase the area over which the stress can be distributed.’
    • ‘What stands out, however, is the chain-link fence with a KEEP OUT sign, smokestacks, and latticework of imposing metal towers and high-voltage power lines at the end of the block.’
    • ‘Moreover with such latticework beams it should be possible to form a support framework in a simple manner.’
    • ‘These light structures built on platforms jutted into the water and were covered with pitched roofs, decorated with latticework and round arches.’
    • ‘I have no doubt that latticework is, and was in 1992, a generally well-known way to transfer shear forces in a structure.’
    • ‘Town officials would not speak directly about the latticework because the case is scheduled for a court hearing next month.’
    • ‘Seeing she got the correct place, she opened the gate and walked under a wooden archway, yellow climbing roses intricately woven in its latticework.’
    • ‘Usually the rectangular wooden frames of the doors had thinner wooden latticework inside. One side of this lattice's surface was usually had mulberry paper pasted on it.’
    • ‘However the introduction of climbing shrubs upon latticework is superb.’
    • ‘I spent the day admiring the mud-brick mini-skyscrapers of the Hadhramauti towns, with their wooden latticework and sky-blue window frames.’
    • ‘An oversized ‘bottle’ made of rusted metal latticework lay on its side, mysteriously dripping water onto a stone: a perpetual source of nourishment despite its ghostly state.’
    • ‘In the 1930s this area became home to Chinese immigrants, who added Asian-inspired decorative latticework, ornamental metal railings, and Chinese / English signage.’
    • ‘A bench overlooks islands in the Esk and by a pretty white latticework bridge are sandstone stepping stones.’
    • ‘Perhaps the most magnificent building in Jaisalmer is the Patwon-ki haveli, whose entire facade is covered with intricate latticework, Rajput balconies and gabled windows.’
    • ‘What is distinctive about the Yin Yu Tang latticework is the placement of the screens, the elaborateness of the design, and the beauty of the carving.’
    • ‘The Huizhou carpenters who dismantled and rebuilt the house declared that they had never seen comparable latticework in any other Huizhou residence.’
    • ‘The wind snared her breath, billowing it upwards in tiny clouds, tufts of cotton lost among the white latticework of the mall's entryway.’
    • ‘Rendered only somewhat individual by almost insignificant pencil numbers along the edges, the rows and columns form a visually disturbing base latticework.’
    • ‘Their beliefs inspired the geometric patterns employed in mosaic tile designs and latticework on building exteriors; godly images are strictly forbidden.’
    grid, fretwork, open framework, openwork, trellis, trelliswork, network, mesh, web, webbing, netting, net, tracery, interlacing, reticulation, reticulum, grate, grating, grille, grillwork, criss-cross, matrix
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