plywood


ply·wood

noun \ˈplī-ˌwd\

: a strong board that is made by gluing together thin sheets of wood

Full Definition of PLYWOOD

:  a structural material consisting of sheets of wood glued or cemented together with the grains of adjacent layers arranged at right angles or at a wide angle

First Known Use of PLYWOOD

1907

plywood

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Manufactured panel made up of three or more thin plies (layers) of wood. Each ply is laid down with its grain running perpendicular to the one before it. Like other glued-wood products, plywood provides a strong, inexpensive alternative to solid wood. It is widely used both in cabinetmaking (for chests, dressers, wardrobes, and tables) and in house construction (for walls, ceilings, subfloors, doors, and in forms for casting concrete).

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