[ haf-stuhf, hahf- ]

  1. (in a manufacturing process) any material half formed, especially partly prepared pulp for making paper.

Origin of half-stuff

First recorded in 1760–70
  • Also half-stock [haf-stok, hahf-]. /ˈhæfˌstɒk, ˈhɑf-/.

Words Nearby half-stuff

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How to use half-stuff in a sentence

  • From these fibres the half-stuff for the paper was made by means of a rude mechanical process.

    The Manufacture of Paper | Robert Walter Sindall
  • The half-stuff thus bleached, is now transferred to the beating engine, and worked into a fine pulp.

  • Except at the entrances, a sill of half-stuff runs from post to post on the platform.

    Rustic Carpentry | Paul N. Hasluck
  • The wall-plates are of large half-stuff, with the flat side above.

    Rustic Carpentry | Paul N. Hasluck
  • A piece of half-stuff nailed to the wall will support the upper ends of the rafters.

    Rustic Carpentry | Paul N. Hasluck