[ UK /kˈɑːvɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈkɑɹvɪŋ/ ]
  1. creating figures or designs in three dimensions
  2. a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape
  3. removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
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How To Use carving In A Sentence

  • Country pursuits on offer include sheep-racing, woodcarving with chainsaws, small-bore rifle-shooting, wool-spinning, bee demonstrations, candle-making and ferret-racing.
  • The men practised various traditional crafts, such as carving toys out of bone.
  • I picked up a piece of wood and started carving.
  • Against all odds, he succeeded in carving out a career in the media.
  • Over the south door, the twelfth-century carving of Christ in Glory is seated in a niche, within the traditional mandorla.
  • Get to know the town and the hilly surroundings famous for their tannery, wood carving and furriery.
  • They appreciated the soaring towers, pointed arches, the polychromy of brick and stone decoration and the carvings of birds and beasts. Gothic Renaissance in London
  • Woodcarvings, bamboo mats, wooden partitions, paintings, wall hangings, brassware, metal icons and pooja articles are also on display, besides ready-to-eat products.
  • The carving of the Mount Rushmore Monument likewise spanned a period of fourteen years.
  • These sculptures, and others, are juxtaposed with coins, medals, gems, seals, enamels, ivory carving, a cassone, a parade shield, moulded leather and even a waffling iron.
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