Definition of latticework in US English:



  • 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘So designers use latticework - a series of horizontal, vertical, or diagonal beams - to increase the area over which the stress can be distributed.’
    • ‘The piece of wooden latticework, formed by slats of wood, is rectangular.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I spent the day admiring the mud-brick mini-skyscrapers of the Hadhramauti towns, with their wooden latticework and sky-blue window frames.’
    • ‘Town officials would not speak directly about the latticework because the case is scheduled for a court hearing next month.’
    • ‘Rendered only somewhat individual by almost insignificant pencil numbers along the edges, the rows and columns form a visually disturbing base latticework.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The wind snared her breath, billowing it upwards in tiny clouds, tufts of cotton lost among the white latticework of the mall's entryway.’
    • ‘These light structures built on platforms jutted into the water and were covered with pitched roofs, decorated with latticework and round arches.’
    • ‘In the 1930s this area became home to Chinese immigrants, who added Asian-inspired decorative latticework, ornamental metal railings, and Chinese / English signage.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I have no doubt that latticework is, and was in 1992, a generally well-known way to transfer shear forces in a structure.’
    • ‘However the introduction of climbing shrubs upon latticework is superb.’
    • ‘Seeing she got the correct place, she opened the gate and walked under a wooden archway, yellow climbing roses intricately woven in its latticework.’
    • ‘A bench overlooks islands in the Esk and by a pretty white latticework bridge are sandstone stepping stones.’
    • ‘Moreover with such latticework beams it should be possible to form a support framework in a simple manner.’
    • ‘Their beliefs inspired the geometric patterns employed in mosaic tile designs and latticework on building exteriors; godly images are strictly forbidden.’
    • ‘The Huizhou carpenters who dismantled and rebuilt the house declared that they had never seen comparable latticework in any other Huizhou residence.’
    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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