woodwork

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woodwork /ˈwʊdˌwɚk/ noun
woodwork
/ˈwʊdˌwɚk/
noun
Learner's definition of WOODWORK
[noncount]
: the parts of a room or house (such as window frames or stairs) that are made of wood
British : woodworking
British, informal : the wooden frame of football or soccer goalposts

come/crawl out of the woodwork

disapproving
◊ 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
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