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board measure

noun, Building Trades.
a system of cubic measure in which the unit is the board foot.
Origin of board measure
1650-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The board-measure is stamped on the back of the blade of the square, Fig. 196.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
  • Another style, instead of an Essex board-measure, and the hundredths graduation has a rafter-table.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
British Dictionary definitions for board-measure

board measure

a system of units for measuring wood based on the board foot. 1980 board feet equal one standard
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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