ground·​wood | \ ˈgrau̇nd-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce groundwood (audio) \

Definition of groundwood

: wood ground up and used to make pulp for paper

Examples of groundwood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The commission issued a preliminary ruling in September that the U.S. groundwood industry is being injured by Canadian shipments, clearing the way for the Commerce Department to continue its investigation. Erin Arvedlund,, "Trump's commerce department put a tariff on Canadian paper that jacked up all U.S. newsprint prices," 11 June 2018 Both the Commerce Department and the ITC found in preliminary investigations that imported uncoated groundwood paper was subsidized by the Canadian government and was then being sold below market value in the United States. Jackie Spinner,, "Trump's trade war threatens the U.S. newspaper industry: 'This is insane'," 25 June 2018 In the last few months, the Commerce Department has put in place two sets of duties on producers and exporters of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada. Samantha Masunaga,, "Canadian newsprint tariffs start to take a toll on U.S. newspaper industry," 10 May 2018 The petitions that led to the tariffs were filed in August by North Pacific Paper Co., a Longview, Wash., producer of uncoated groundwood paper — the material on which most newspapers are printed. Samantha Masunaga,, "Canadian newsprint tariffs start to take a toll on U.S. newspaper industry," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of groundwood

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for groundwood

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“Groundwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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