Shipbuilding. hardwood timbers laid end-to-end to form an inclined track on which the keel of a ship can slide during launching.
noun, Electricity. 1. a lead from an electric apparatus to the earth or to a ground connection.
[ground-woo d] /ˈgraʊndˌwʊd/ noun, Papermaking. 1. that has been for making into pulp.
noun 1. wood pulp consisting of groundwood that has not been cooked or chemically treated, used for making newsprint and other poorer grades of paper.
[ground-wurk] /ˈgraʊndˌwɜrk/ noun 1. foundation or basis: He laid the groundwork for an international conference. /ˈɡraʊndˌwɜːk/ noun 1. preliminary work as a foundation or basis 2. the ground or background of a painting, etc n. mid-15c., from ground (n.) + work (n.). Cf. Middle Dutch grontwerck, Dutch grondwerk, German grundwerk. Originally “the solid base on […]