(1) An outstanding achievement
(2) The most outstanding work of a creative artist or craftsman
A calque of or
- A piece of work that has been given much critical praise, especially one that is considered the greatest work of a person's career.
- A work of outstanding creativity, skill or workmanship.
- Masterpieces are not completed, they are abandoned.
- A work created in order to qualify as a master craftsman and member of a guild.