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  1. two-by-fournoun

    a timber measuring (slightly under) 2 inches by 4 inches in cross section


  1. two-by-fournoun

    A length of timber having this cross section. (Note: often this is dimensional lumber that was this size BEFORE being planed to finished form, which removes a quarter inch from each side.)

  2. two-by-fouradjective

    measuring two inches by four inches

  3. two-by-fouradjective

    small or cramped


  1. two-by-four

    A two-by-four is a common piece of lumber that is roughly 2 inches by 4 inches in cross-sectional dimension. However, in standardized precut sizes, the actual dimensions are usually 1.5 inches by 3.5 inches. These are commonly used in construction and carpentry.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of two-by-four in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of two-by-four in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of two-by-four in a Sentence

  1. Dennis Harmon:

    It's like having a two-by-four right between the eyes.

  2. Chris Prisby:

    Every day my daddy goes to sleep and wakes up without me. I can imagine that feels like getting hit with a two-by-four, my dad will never hear my voice again. Put yourself in my daddy’s shoes year after year.

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