woodwork

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noun wood·work \ˈwu̇d-ˌwərk\

Definition of woodwork

  1. 1 :  work made of wood; especially :  interior fittings (such as moldings or stairways) of wood

  2. 2 :  a place or state of concealment, seclusion, or anonymity witnesses came out of the woodwork when a reward was offered

Examples of woodwork in a sentence

  1. We painted the walls white and the woodwork red.

  2. The kick hit the woodwork.

Circa 1609

First Known Use of woodwork

circa 1609



WOODWORK Defined for English Language Learners

woodwork

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noun wood·work \ˈwu̇d-ˌwərk\

Definition of woodwork for English Language Learners

  • : the parts of a room or house (such as window frames or stairs) that are made of wood

  • : the wooden frame of football or soccer goalposts


WOODWORK Defined for Kids

woodwork

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noun wood·work \ˈwu̇d-ˌwərk\

Definition of woodwork for Students

  1. :  work (as the edge around doorways) made of wood

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