Definition of plywood in English:

plywood

noun

  • [mass noun] A type of strong thin wooden board consisting of two or more layers glued and pressed together with the direction of the grain alternating:

    [as modifier] ‘plywood benches’
    • ‘All three projects can be easily and inexpensively made in a matter of hours from a few scrap sheets of plywood.’
    • ‘I remember drawing the plan using a piece of finished plywood as my drafting table.’
    • ‘Yesterday, the street remained closed and plywood boards were put up on barriers on all roads leading into the street.’
    • ‘The post and timber fence is not constructed in plywood, it is softwood.’
    • ‘The units are made of plywood with a maple veneer, and are attached to the wall studs.’
    • ‘Survivors are jammed together in windowless plywood barracks hurriedly built by the army.’
    • ‘At last we dove into an old abandoned house, all the doors were locked and the windows boarded up with pieces of molding plywood.’
    • ‘My new desk appeared, or part of it did, in the form of a cut sheet of eight by four high quality beech veneered plywood.’
    • ‘Be sure there is no excess glue on the planks before placing the plywood on top.’
    • ‘At this time I decided to use pine wood and some plywood: cheap materials and easy to work with using the tools I had.’
    • ‘Plastic floor is ideal for paved surfaces and is much cheaper than plywood floors.’
    • ‘The bookcases are handsome things assembled from varnished plywood.’
    • ‘Apart from some weatherboards and plywood for the floor, all his building materials were recycled.’
    • ‘A router is the best tool to use on long pieces, as long pieces of plywood can be hard to handle on a table saw.’
    • ‘The sides of the grave were all boarded up with sheets of plywood.’
    • ‘Cut up some pieces of plywood ahead of time to use as holding forms, and clamp every thing down.’
    • ‘Constance walked over to the shattered window which was now covered with a sheet of plywood.’
    • ‘Shanty towns made of tin, plywood and salvaged materials rise along the highway and stretch for miles.’
    • ‘Brice paints on large plywood panels, predominantly in black and white house paint which he applies in a scrubbing motion.’
    • ‘The troops' base camp was a burned-out hotel, which had been patched up with plywood and corrugated iron.’

Pronunciation:

plywood

/ˈplʌɪwʊd/