[ kawrd-woo d ]
/ ˈkɔrdˌwʊd /


wood stacked in cords for use as fuel.
logs cut to a length of 4 feet (1.2 meters) to facilitate stacking in cords.
trees intended for timber but of a quality suitable only for fuel.


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Origin of cordwood

First recorded in 1630–40; cord + wood1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for cordwood

/ (ˈkɔːdˌwʊd) /


wood that has been cut into lengths of four feet so that it can be stacked in cords
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