board-foot

board foot

noun Building Trades.
a unit of measure equal to the cubic contents of a piece of lumber one foot square and one inch thick, used in measuring logs and lumber. Abbreviation: bd. ft.

Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism

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board foot
 
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a unit of board measure: the cubic content of a piece of wood one foot square and one inch thick

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