[ woo d-wurk ]
/ ˈwʊdˌwɜrk /


objects or parts made of wood.
the interior wooden fittings, especially of a house, as doors, stairways, or moldings.


    come out of the woodwork, Informal. to appear or materialize suddenly and unexpectedly: Since mortgage rates declined, prospective buyers have been coming out of the woodwork.

Origin of woodwork

First recorded in 1640–50; wood1 + work
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British Dictionary definitions for woodwork


/ (ˈwʊdˌwɜːk) /


the art, craft, or skill of making things in wood; carpentry
components made of wood, such as doors, staircases, etc
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