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dimension lumber

building lumber cut to standard or specified sizes.
sawed lumber from 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12.7 cm) thick and from 4 to 12 inches (10.2 to 30.5 cm) wide.
Also called dimension.
Origin of dimension lumber
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Judge Mattingly was running a sawmill near the river, cutting the native cottonwoods into dimension lumber and common boards.

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