board measure

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noun Building Trades.

a system of cubic measure in which the unit is the board foot.

Nearby words

  1. board bridge,
  2. board certification,
  3. board check,
  4. board foot,
  5. board game,
  6. board of commissioners,
  7. board of education,
  8. board of elections,
  9. board of estimate,
  10. board of health

Origin of board measure

First recorded in 1650–60

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Examples from the Web for board measure

  • 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

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