cordwood

[kawrd-woo d]
noun
  1. wood stacked in cords for use as fuel.
  2. logs cut to a length of 4 feet (1.2 meters) to facilitate stacking in cords.
  3. trees intended for timber but of a quality suitable only for fuel.

Origin of cordwood

First recorded in 1630–40; cord + wood1
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Examples from the Web for cordwood

Historical Examples of cordwood

  • The iron, however, glowed a dull red and he could hear the cordwood snapping.

    The Girl From Keller's

    Harold Bindloss

  • When you have helped Frank up, you can take the extra team and haul in the cordwood.

    Harding of Allenwood

    Harold Bindloss

  • Cracked on the head with a length of cordwood while swimming.

    Down the Columbia

    Lewis R. Freeman

  • That was when he found that his old denim jacket had gone over with the cordwood.

    Down the Columbia

    Lewis R. Freeman

  • There was plenty of cordwood left, and the galley stove was in good condition.

    Down the Columbia

    Lewis R. Freeman


British Dictionary definitions for cordwood

cordwood

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