[fret-wurk] /ˈfrɛtˌwɜrk/

ornamental consisting of interlacing parts, especially in which the design is formed by perforation.
any pattern of dark and light, such as that of perforated fretwork.
decorative geometrical carving or openwork
any similar pattern of light and dark
ornamental work of three-dimensional frets

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


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