a material used for various building purposes, consisting usually of an odd number of veneers glued over each other, usually at right angles.
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How to use plywood in a sentence
The graying and graffitied plywood that boarded up its windows had fallen or been pulled down.As COVID-19 Ravaged This Iowa City, Officials Discovered Meatpacking Executives Were the Ones in Charge | by Michael Grabell and Bernice Yeung | December 21, 2020 | ProPublica
In the van, we have a raised queen-sized plywood platform with a memory foam folding mattress on top.Sprinter vs. Teardrop Trailer: What's Best for Camping? | Will Taylor | November 28, 2020 | Outside Online
Judging by the plywood, it’s shaping up to be an Election Day like no other.Fearing election unrest, U.S. businesses are getting ready | Rachel Schallom | November 2, 2020 | Fortune
A handful of Georgetown businesses requested plywood after Wednesday night’s events.D.C. police and businesses prepare for possible Election Day unrest | Peter Hermann, Emily Davies | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
They’re ordering crowd-control barricades, plywood to board up windows, and putting contractors on standby so they’re available if needed.Stores in the US are bracing for destruction following the election | Marc Bain | October 29, 2020 | Quartz
Besides the tower, the only hard structure that I saw in July 2009 was a plywood shed filled with bottled water.We Lost Soldiers in the Hunt for Bergdahl, a Guy Who Walked Off in the Dead of Night | Nathan Bradley Bethea | June 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I found Shia LaBeouf sitting at another small plywood table.I Watched Shia LaBeouf Cry at His Weird LA Art Project #IAMSORRY | Andrew Romano | February 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After the grave was filled, the groundskeeping crew covered it with plywood.Chicago Rapper Lil JoJo Went to His Grave for Taunting a Rival Gang Member | Michael Daly | October 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
FEMA recommends using permanent storm shutters or boarding up windows with plywood.
Despite their protective plywood embrace, the windows, walls, and doors began to scream.
Join the Navy and see the world through a piece of plywood nailed over a porthole.Cue for Quiet | Thomas L. Sherred
We were fixing the floor, putting down some plywood on the floor.Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Rick found a razor blade and anchored it to a rectangular piece of plywood he found in the woodshed.The Blue Ghost Mystery | Harold Leland Goodwin
Nagkalakung ang playwud, The plywood is curling up at the edges.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan | John U. Wolff
She was a plywood job, light, but the fastest bomber in the world.A Yankee Flier in Italy | Rutherford G. Montgomery
British Dictionary definitions for plywood
a structural board consisting of an odd number of thin layers of wood glued together under pressure, with the grain of one layer at right angles to the grain of the adjoining layer
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