Fret·work n. Work adorned with frets; ornamental openwork or work in relief, esp. when elaborate and minute in its parts. Hence, any minute play of light and shade, dark and light, or the like.
Banqueting on the turf in the fretwork of shade and sunshine. --Macaulay.
n : framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips
of wood or metal [syn: lattice, latticework]