end grain

  1. wood grain, as at the end of a board, resulting from a cut across the grain.

Origin of end grain

First recorded in 1880–85

Other words from end grain

  • end-grain, adjective

Words Nearby end grain

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How to use end grain in a sentence

  • The gouge that is commonly used for cutting concave outlines on end grain, is the inside bevel gouge.

    Handwork in Wood | William Noyes
  • Where both hands are free to hold the plane, the block-plane has no advantage over a smooth-plane, even on end grain.

    Handwork in Wood | William Noyes
  • Since the block-plane is intended chiefly for use on end grain, no cap is needed to break the shavings.

    Handwork in Wood | William Noyes