Green’s Dictionary of Slang

wooden v.

(Aus.) to hit.

[Aus]Sun. Times (Perth) 10 Jan. 1/1: He threatens to wooden out all scribes who pillory his pigskin pets.
[Aus]Sun. Times (Perth) 23 Sept. 4s/7: There’s me, a lady of position [...] Never took a tid between drinks an’ never woodened a bloke out with a bottle.
[Aus]Sun. Times (Perth) 26 June 3rd sect. 17/8: The varlet, who, on the retirement date, repeats that ‘Who’s doing it?’ legend will be woodened with Jimmy Woodser whisky.
[Aus]Sun. Times (Perth) 20 May 45/9: Will we, who interpret you, Sousa, / Be expected to learn chucking-out, / To wooden the beer-chewing booser / With a smack on the shickersome snout?
[Aus]J. Hawke Follow my Dust! 174: He’ll be having the ding-bats in no time. Best thing is to wooden him with a shovel.
[Aus]S. Gore Holy Smoke 88: Steer clear of all these bludgers that’s goin’ around town only lookin’ for an excuse to wooden some poor coot on the noggin with a bottle and roll him for his dough.