Definition of pakkawood in US English:

pakkawood

noun

  • A hard wooden laminate that is resistant to heat and is usually used to make handles for cutlery and cooking utensils.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in The Indiana Evening Gazette. From a first element of unknown origin + wood. Perhaps compare pack (the material consists of laminated veneers bonded under high pressure and temperature), or perhaps compare pakka, variant of pukka or pukka.

Pronunciation

pakkawood

/ˈpakəwʊd/