inlaid woodwork in geometric forms, usually of contrasting woods, used esp. in flooring
Origin of parquetryFrench parqueterie: see parquet
Inlay of wood, often of different colors, that is worked into a geometric pattern or mosaic and is used especially for floors.
Origin of parquetryFrench parqueterie, from parquet; see parquet.
(usually uncountable, plural parquetries)
- The technique of applying wooden tiles or veneers to create a decorative geometrical pattern on floors, furniture etc.
- The new ballroom floor is a marvellous example of parquetry.