board measure

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

Origin of board measure

First recorded in 1650–60

Words Nearby board measure Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use board measure in a sentence

  • Multiply this area by 2, and the product will be the number of feet board measure of 2-in.

    Concrete Construction | Halbert P. Gillette
  • Another style, instead of an Essex board-measure, and the hundredths graduation has a rafter-table.

    Handwork in Wood | William Noyes
  • The cost of forms should be estimated also by the number of feet, board measure.

  • The American nation is not suffering for the dollars that those lovely forest giants would fetch by board measure.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life | William T. Hornaday
  • Next estimate the number of thousands of feet board measure of forms required to encase the concrete to be placed in a day.

    Concrete Construction | Halbert P. Gillette

British Dictionary definitions for board measure

board measure

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

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