plywood

plywood
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.

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  • 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 saw — A plywood saw has a fine toothed blade that minimizes tearing of the outer plies of a sheet of plywood. An extra set of teeth on the curved upper edge of the blade allows starting of a cut on the inside of a panel (away from the edge) without… …   Wikipedia

  • plywood saw — noun A saw for cutting plywood that has a fine toothed blade to minimize tearing of the outer plies of a sheet of plywood. An extra set of teeth on the curved upper edge of the blade allows starting of a cut on the inside of a panel (away from… …   Wiktionary

  • 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

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