1(In biblical use) the timber from which Noah’s ark was made, from an unidentified tree (Gen. 6:14).
More example sentences
- Make thee an ark of gopher wood.
- It was made of a special wood, called gopher wood.
- All his neighbors laughed at him and all that gopher wood and pitch sure cost a lot of money but Noah obeyed.
early 17th century: gopher from Hebrew gōp̱er.
Definition of gopher wood in:
- The British & World English dictionary