[teek-woo d]

Origin of teakwood

First recorded in 1775–85; teak + wood1
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Examples from the Web for teakwood

Historical Examples of teakwood

  • There is a small cabinet of teakwood that is beautifully carved.

    A Little Girl in Old Salem

    Amanda Minnie Douglas

  • Inside, they were all waiting for him, seated around a teakwood table.

    Ten From Infinity

    Paul W. Fairman

  • And the teakwood stand is there too—I steadied them both with my feet.

    The Arm-Chair at the Inn

    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • The best kind of wood, if you can afford it, is teakwood, which lasts for centuries.

    Garden Ornaments

    Mary H. Northend

  • The room was furnished somberly but richly with heavy hangings and teakwood furniture decorated with mother-of-pearl.

    The Secret Witness

    George Gibbs