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cordwood

[kawrd-woo d] /ˈkɔrdˌwʊd/
noun
1.
wood stacked in cords for use as fuel.
2.
logs cut to a length of 4 feet (1.2 meters) to facilitate stacking in cords.
3.
trees intended for timber but of a quality suitable only for fuel.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; cord + wood1
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Examples from the web for cordwood
  • Mopeds with their exhaust tinting the air blue and bicycles piled high with cordwood tangle the streets.
  • If construction has long since been completed, cordwood cutting would be the best method for creating edge habitat.
  • The stove does require electricity to operate and the pellets are more expensive than cordwood.
  • Heavy cutting of cordwood to fuel the smelters depleted local timber supplies, eventually forcing the iron works to close.
  • Wood that cannot be sent to a mill or cut into cordwood should be chipped.
British Dictionary definitions for cordwood

cordwood

/ˈkɔːdˌwʊd/
noun
1.
wood that has been cut into lengths of four feet so that it can be stacked in cords
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