woodwork

noun wood·work \ ˈwu̇d-ˌwərk \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

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

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

  2. The kick hit the woodwork.

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First Known Use of woodwork

circa 1609



WOODWORK Defined for English Language Learners

woodwork

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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

noun wood·work \ ˈwu̇d-ˌwərk \

Definition of woodwork for Students

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

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