dimension lumber

  1. building lumber cut to standard or specified sizes.

  2. sawed lumber from 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12.7 centimeters) thick and from 4 to 12 inches (10.2 to 30.5 centimeters) wide.

Origin of dimension lumber

First recorded in 1870–75

Words Nearby dimension lumber

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How to use dimension lumber in a sentence

  • Judge Mattingly was running a sawmill near the river, cutting the native cottonwoods into dimension lumber and common boards.

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