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
Recent Examples of plywood from the Web
Odom’s sculptures, which use materials and techniques at odds with her subject matter – a spacesuit made of Gatorade containers, a drooping softball bat, plywood shoulder pads and a leather bathing suit – humorously resist classification.
One of companies at the forefront is Really, a Danish company that transforms transform used textiles into a sheet material similar to plywood.
The initial costs for typical plywood boarding are about $25 to $35 per sheet.
Plywood is cut using computer numeric control, flat-shipped and assembled onsite using interlocking tab-and-slot connections.
About 4:45 p.m. Saturday, NOFD crews arrived at a house near North Derbigny and Frenchmen streets to find fire rolling along the roof and breaking through plywood nailed over the front door.
A piece of plywood covered a glass door panel that had been busted out to gain entry.
The shooting center’s baffles – the plywood, steel and gravel barriers that keep bullets contained – are in need of repair.
In another photo, plywood covers the windows and doors of a vacant rowhouse.
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First Known Use of plywood
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Definition of plywood for English Language Learners
: a strong board that is made by gluing together thin sheets of wood
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Definition of plywood for Students
: a strong board made by gluing together thin sheets of wood under heat and pressure
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