board foot

nounBuilding Trades.
  1. a unit of measure equal to the cubic contents of a piece of lumber one foot square and one inch thick, used in measuring logs and lumber. Abbreviation: bd. ft.

Origin of board foot

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900

Words Nearby board foot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use board foot in a sentence

  • This is usually expressed in pounds per thousand board feet, a board foot being considered as one-twelfth of a cubic foot.

  • A board foot is one foot long, one foot wide and one inch in thickness.

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British Dictionary definitions for board foot

board foot

  1. a unit of board measure: the cubic content of a piece of wood one foot square and one inch thick

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