Definition of cordwood in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkôrdwo͝od/


Wood that has been cut into uniform lengths, used especially as firewood.
Example sentences
  • The Bodie Railway, built in the early 1880s, was an isolated line that ran south from Bodie over 30 miles to timbered areas south and east of Mono Lake, to supply timbers and cordwood for the mines and mill at Bodie.
  • For building in seismic (earthquake-prone) areas, the post-and-beam style is the only method of cordwood building I would advise.
  • But Papa had built a little section of roof over the door and there was a six-foot tall stack of cordwood against the wall of the house right next to the door, so that must have provided some kind of shelter from the cold.

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Syllabification: cord·wood

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