What does plywood mean?

Definitions for plywood
ˈplaɪˌwʊdply·wood

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plywood, plyboard(noun)

    a laminate made of thin layers of wood

Wiktionary

  1. plywood(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: ply + wood

  2. plywood(Noun)

    A specific grade or type of this construction material.

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

    Etymology: ply + wood

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  1. Plywood

    Plywood is a manufactured wood panel made from thin sheets of wood veneer. It is one of the most widely used wood products. It is flexible, inexpensive, workable, and re-usable, and usually can be manufactured locally. Plywood is used instead of plain wood because of plywood's resistance to cracking, shrinkage, splitting, and twisting/warping, and because of its generally high strength. Plywood layers are glued together, with adjacent plies having their wood grain at right angles to each other, to form a composite material. This alternation of the grain is called cross-graining and has several important benefits: it reduces the tendency of wood to split when nailed at the edges; it reduces expansion and shrinkage, providing improved dimensional stability; and it makes the strength of the panel consistent across both directions. There is usually an odd number of plies, so that the sheet is balanced—this reduces warping. Because plywood is bonded with grains running against one another and with an odd number of composite parts, it is very hard to bend it perpendicular to the grain direction.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plywood in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plywood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of plywood in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Friedell:

    In active or simulated combat environments, we don’t want Marines out there swinging hammers and holding plywood up, having a concrete printer that can make buildings on demand is a huge advantage for Marines operating down range.

  2. Beth Aberg:

    I paid $ 2,000 to get someone to put plywood boards in front of my store because there's been a lot of looting and violence.

  3. James Reynolds:

    There was plywood and shards of glass flying through the corridors, it must be hell for the people out there living in huts and fragile homes, must be terrifying.

Images & Illustrations of plywood

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