wood stacked in cords for use as fuel.
logs cut to a length of 4 feet (1.2 meters) to facilitate stacking in cords.
trees intended for timber but of a quality suitable only for fuel.

1630–40; cord + wood1 Unabridged
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cordwood (ˈkɔːdˌwʊd)
wood that has been cut into lengths of four feet so that it can be stacked in cords

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Example sentences
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.
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