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two–by–four

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noun \ˌtü-bī-ˈfȯr\

Definition of two–by–four

  1. :  a piece of lumber approximately 2 by 4 inches as sawed and usually 158 by 358 inches when dressed

1884

First Known Use of two–by–four

1884


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two–by–four

adjective

Definition of two–by–four

  1. 1 :  small or petty of its kind <this house and its two–by–four garden — Philip Barry>

  2. 2 :  measuring two units (as inches) by four

1897

First Known Use of two–by–four

1897


TWO–BY–FOUR Defined for English Language Learners

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two–by–four

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noun \ˌtü-bī-ˈfȯr\

Definition of two–by–four for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of wood that has been cut to be long and straight so that it can be used for building things and that is about 2 inches thick and 4 inches wide


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