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
This year’s vendors include creators of jewelry, silk screening, drawings, paintings, interactive art, woodwork, sculpture, pottery, custom designs, ceramics, photography, bow ties, tattoos, milagro art from Mexico and more.
Lesley Bracero, assistant principal at Clearview Elementary School in Waukegan, said the fidget spinners have come out of the woodwork.
Vancouver hit the woodwork an astonishing four times in this game, but the final one came via a stoppage-time penalty kick that was pretty much the last play of the game.
The fresh look inside includes woodwork and brick decor, as designed by Global Custom Furniture.
Other telltale, elaborate elements include the polygonal bay windows, elliptical-shaped windows, decorative woodwork and, of course, beveled glass.
The auction house says Elvis designed the interior that has gold-tone woodwork, red velvet seats and red shag carpet.
The show’s overarching motif is expressed through projects involving photographs, videos, fabric, skillfully etched glass, gate-like window structures and woodwork.
And assuredly, in a year, personal stories and tributes like this will steadily flow from the woodwork.
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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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