ply·​wood ˈplī-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce plywood (audio)
: 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

Examples of plywood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Put one over a round plywood rental table—no one will ever know. Sarah Archer, Architectural Digest, 10 July 2024 Banana trees were snapped in half and cows lay dead in green pastures with homes made of tin and plywood tilting precariously nearby. Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel, 2 July 2024 Arvidson’s body was covered with plywood and other material to fuel the fire, KSTP reported citing court records. Lauren Liebhaber, Kansas City Star, 19 June 2024 Science gone dark With half of its windows boarded up with plywood, the observatory’s main building looks as if it has been devastated by both a hurricane and a flood. Byeric Lusito,, 14 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for plywood 

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plywood was in 1907

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“Plywood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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ply·​wood ˈplī-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce plywood (audio)
: a strong board made by gluing thin sheets of wood together under heat and pressure

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