- a) Construction material supplied in sheets, and made of three or more layers of wood veneer glued together, laid up with alternating layers having their grain perpendicular to each other.
After the hurricane there was a severe regional shortage of plywood, especially exterior plywood.b) A specific grade or type of this construction material.
We stock exterior plywoods, interior plywoods, and furniture plywoods.
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plywood — 1907, from PLY (Cf. ply) (n.) + WOOD (Cf. wood) (n.). So called because the layers are arranged so that the grain of one runs at right angles to that of the next … Etymology dictionary
plywood — ► NOUN ▪ thin strong board consisting of two or more layers of wood glued together … English terms dictionary
plywood — [plī′wood΄] n. [ PLY1 + WOOD1] a construction material made of thin layers of wood glued and pressed together, usually with their grains at right angles to one another … English World dictionary
Plywood — Softwood plywood made from spruce Plywood is a type of manufactured timber made from thin sheets of wood veneer. It is one of the most widely used wood products. It is flexible, inexpensive, workable, re usable, and can usually be locally… … Wikipedia
plywood — [[t]pla͟ɪwʊd[/t]] N UNCOUNT Plywood is wood that consists of thin layers of wood stuck together. ...a sheet of plywood … English dictionary
plywood — /pluy wood /, n. a material used for various building purposes, consisting usually of an odd number of veneers glued over each other, usually at right angles. [1905 10; PLY2 + WOOD1] * * * Manufactured panel made up of three or more thin plies… … Universalium
plywood — noun Date: 1907 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 … New Collegiate Dictionary
plywood — Synonyms and related words: beam, billet, board, boarding, clapboard, coat, coating, collop, cord, cordwood, covering, cut, deal, disk, driftwood, feuille, film, firewood, flap, foil, fold, hardwood, lamella, lamina, laminated glass, laminated… … Moby Thesaurus
plywood — ply|wood [ˈplaıwud] n [U] a material made of several thin layers of wood that are stuck together to form a strong board … Dictionary of contemporary English
plywood — ply|wood [ plaı,wud ] noun uncount a type of board used for building houses, furniture, etc., made from thin layers of wood that are fixed together using glue … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English