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end grain

noun
1.
wood grain, as at the end of a board, resulting from a cut across the grain.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
Related forms
end-grain, adjective
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Examples from the web for end grain
  • The water repellent will help reduce wood's tendency to absorb moisture through the end grain and surface lathe checks.
  • Properly seasoned wood is darker, has cracks in the end grain and sounds hollow when smacked against another piece of wood.
  • end grain nailing must be avoided whenever practicable.
  • The dowels or keys are oriented so they are being crushed in side grain, as opposed to end grain, bearing.
  • The areas of the external support that may have had exposed end grain did not appear to have been corroded.
  • Properly seasoned wood is darker, has cracks in the end grain, and sounds hollow when smacked against another piece of wood.

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