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wrot

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Pronunciation: /rɒt
 
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Definition of wrot in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Timber with one or more surfaces planed smooth.
Example sentences
  • Fences of this type are usually painted and are therefore composed of wrot softwood throughout.
  • Sawn or wrot timber versions which are subject to warping need to be bolted or mortised and pinned together.
  • The timber used for the boards should be sawn not wrot.

Origin

1930s: alteration of wrought.

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