Definition of woodwork
1 : work made of wood; especially : interior fittings (such as moldings or stairways) of wood
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
We painted the walls white and the woodwork red.
The kick hit the woodwork.
Recent Examples of woodwork from the Web
Custom built by in 2008 by Dale Woodall, the home features detailed woodwork — including floor-to-ceiling pieces around the stove and built-in refrigerator — and crown molding.
Two consecutive close-range chances that went off the woodwork in the dying moments of extra time, with Arturo Vidal and Martin Rodriguez each inches away from securing a berth in the final for Chile.
In the past five years, though, life has flooded back into the organization thanks to the efforts of a new executive director, Rob Saffer, and a network of C.M.S. veterans who have happily come out of the woodwork.
The solar eclipse's path runs straight through Dave Dardis' art studio and shop in Makanda, and friends are coming out of the woodwork to get in on the action.
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Think garish orange walls, dated golden oak woodwork and a somewhat bizarre layout — a holdover from its conversion from a two-flat many years earlier.
Industry fans of Broad City, and of online comedy videos Aniello and Downs had made, came out of the woodwork, including Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Tom Rothman, whose daughters had turned him onto their show.
So, will the lure of $10 million, and a closing window of opportunity, suddenly shake the art out of the woodwork, and get results, when $5 million led to no tangible results?
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First Known Use of woodwork
WOODWORK Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of woodwork for Students
: work (as the edge around doorways) made of wood
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