Plywood meaning

plīwo͝od
A structural material made of layers of wood glued together, usually with the grains of adjoining layers at right angles to each other.
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(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.

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A construction material made of thin layers of wood glued and pressed together, usually with their grains at right angles to one another.
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(countable) A specific grade or type of this construction material.

We stock exterior plywoods, interior plywoods, and furniture plywoods.

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Origin of plywood

  • ply wood

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • ply (“sheet") + wood

    From Wiktionary