hard maple

nounInland North.
  1. the sugar maple, Acer saccharum.

Origin of hard maple

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80

Words Nearby hard maple

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How to use hard maple in a sentence

  • The blades, Fig. 3, are made of thin basswood or hard maple, and each is fastened in its place by means of two 3/8-in.

  • This 'ere sugar bush is as fine as I'd wish to tap: mostly hard maple, an' the right age.

    Cedar Creek | Elizabeth Hely Walshe
  • The stock was of hard maple wood delicately carved, and the barrel was comparatively long, slender, and of blue steel.

    The Young Trailers | Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Glass is the cleanest top, painted steel and hard maple coming next in order.

  • On the other hand, the weight of a piece of hard maple or birch is quite independent of the width of its rings.

    Seasoning of Wood | Joseph B. Wagner