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[teek-woo d] /ˈtikˌwʊd/
the wood of the teak.
Origin of teakwood
First recorded in 1775-85; teak + wood1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • teakwood chairs, with red embroidered backs and cushions, stood about the walls.

    Port O' Gold Louis John Stellman
  • There is a small cabinet of teakwood that is beautifully carved.

    A Little Girl in Old Salem Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • Then he advanced to a divan beside a teakwood table on which stood a large copper samovar.

  • The best kind of wood, if you can afford it, is teakwood, which lasts for centuries.

    Garden Ornaments Mary H. Northend
  • He stood with his back against the rough bark of a teakwood tree to protect his rear and to face out toward the pitch-black night.

    The Revolt on Venus Carey Rockwell
  • The room was furnished somberly but richly with heavy hangings and teakwood furniture decorated with mother-of-pearl.

    The Secret Witness George Gibbs
  • Her narrow beam, her graceful sweep of teakwood rail, and the long, tapering counter suggested speed.

    The Coast of Adventure Harold Bindloss
  • He motioned to a stool as he let himself fall heavily into a teakwood armchair made especially for his bulk.

    Mr. Wicker's Window Carley Dawson
  • And the teakwood stand is there too—I steadied them both with my feet.

    The Arm-Chair at the Inn F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Trowley appeared on deck just as a shot from the Cristobal struck the teakwood rail of the Heart of the West amidships.

    Brothers of Peril Theodore Goodridge Roberts

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