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board measure

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noun Building Trades.
  1. a system of cubic measure in which the unit is the board foot.

Origin of board measure

First recorded in 1650–60
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Examples from the Web for board measure

Historical Examples

  • The board-measure is stamped on the back of the blade of the square, Fig. 196.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes

  • Another style, instead of an Essex board-measure, and the hundredths graduation has a rafter-table.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes


British Dictionary definitions for board measure

board measure

noun
  1. a system of units for measuring wood based on the board foot. 1980 board feet equal one standard
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