cordwood

[kawrd-woo d]
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. corduroy,
  2. corduroy road,
  3. corduroys,
  4. cordwain,
  5. cordwainer,
  6. core,
  7. core barrel,
  8. core city,
  9. core competency,
  10. core curriculum

Origin of cordwood

First recorded in 1630–40; cord + wood1

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British Dictionary definitions for cordwood

cordwood

noun

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