wood·​work ˈwu̇d-ˌwərk How to pronounce woodwork (audio)
: work made of wood
especially : interior fittings (such as moldings or stairways) of wood
: 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 on the Web But the interior is free of fussy woodwork and window treatments. Jane Margolies, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 June 2024 The most important part of the house for her was the living and study area, which boasts high ceilings, beautiful woodwork and natural light. Claire Grunewald, Miami Herald, 31 May 2024 Igreja de São Francisco is a church that dazzles with its gilded Baroque woodwork. Seth Sherwood, New York Times, 30 May 2024 That’s when the Strangers crawl out of the woodwork to play their patented cat-and-mouse game. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for woodwork 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1609, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of woodwork was circa 1609

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“Woodwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodwork. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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wood·​work -ˌwərk How to pronounce woodwork (audio)
: work made of wood
especially : interior fittings (as window frames or stairways) of wood
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