a construction material made of thin layers of wood glued and pressed together, usually with their grains at right angles to one another
Origin of plywoodply + wood
A structural material made of layers of wood glued together, usually with the grains of adjoining layers at right angles to each other.
Origin of plywoodply1 + wood1.
(usually uncountable, plural plywoods)
- (uncountable) Construction material supplied in sheets, and made of three or more layers of wood veneer glued together, laid up with alternating layers having their grain perpendicular to each other.
- After the hurricane there was a severe regional shortage of plywood, especially exterior plywood.
- (countable) A specific grade or type of this construction material.
- We stock exterior plywoods, interior plywoods, and furniture plywoods.