red oak


noun
  1. any of several oak trees, as Quercus rubra, or Q. falcata, of North America.

  2. the hard, cross-grained wood of these trees.

Origin of red oak

1
An Americanism dating back to 1625–35

Words Nearby red oak

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How to use red oak in a sentence

  • He told everything that would occupy time, knowing that at any minute some of the men would be returning from red oak.

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  • red oak slept all day behind the drab, sun-bleached, false-front buildings on both sides of the only road.

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  • Bryant had turned his nephew over to the deputy at nine o'clock, before the evening in red oak got really started.

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British Dictionary definitions for red oak

red oak

noun
  1. any of several deciduous oak trees, esp Quercus borealis, native to North America, having bristly leaves with triangular lobes and acorns with small cups

  2. the hard cross-grained reddish wood of this tree

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