Definition of lacework in US English:



  • 1Lace fabric and other items made of lace viewed collectively.

    ‘beautiful intricate lacework’
    as modifier figurative ‘the lacework shadow of the bridge’
    • ‘Artisans from the East and West Godavari districts have displayed an array of crochet lacework, including dress materials for children and women.’
    openwork, tatting, netting, net, tulle, meshwork, mesh, webbing
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    1. 1.1 The process of making lace.
      • ‘She enjoyed knitting, crochet and lacework, which she put to use in making toys.’
      • ‘Neil Dawson's sculptures are always stunning: light and delicate three-dimensional drawings in air, shadow and metal, occupying a space between engineering, lacework, pop art and post-minimalism.’
      netting, net, network, tracery, reticulation
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