board foot

noun
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018

Definition of board foot

: a unit of quantity for lumber equal to the volume of a board 12 × 12 × 1 inches abbreviation bd ft

Recent Examples of board foot from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'board foot.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of board foot

1834

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Learn More about board foot


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up board foot? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a case containing an explosive

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • spring-flowers
  • Which is a synonym of raillery?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!