Learner's definition of WOODWORK
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
come/crawl out of the woodwork
◊ If people come/crawl out of the woodwork, they appear suddenly, usually because they see an opportunity to get something for themselves.
into the woodwork
— used in phrases like fade into the woodwork to describe someone or something that is not noticed or that seems to disappear