board rule


noun Building Trades.

a measuring device having scales for finding the cubic contents of a board without calculation.

Nearby words

  1. board of health,
  2. board of supervisors,
  3. board of trade,
  4. board of trade unit,
  5. board of trustees,
  6. board school,
  7. board shorts,
  8. board side,
  9. board sport,
  10. board-and-shingle

Origin of board rule

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

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British Dictionary definitions for board rule

board rule

noun

a measuring device for estimating the number of board feet in a quantity of wood
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