[haf-stuhf, hahf-]


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

Also half-stock [haf-stok, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌstɒk, ˈhɑf-/.

Origin of half-stuff

First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for half-stuff

Historical Examples of half-stuff

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

    Rustic Carpentry

    Paul N. Hasluck

  • The quantity of half-stuff required may be easily calculated; one of these sides will take about five and a half 6-ft.

    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

  • 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.