board measure


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

Origin of board measure

1
First recorded in 1650–60

Words Nearby board measure

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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

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

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