board measure

noun Building Trades.

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

Origin of board measure

First recorded in 1650–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences 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


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