Plywood



[plahy-woo d] /ˈplaɪˌwʊd/

noun
1.
a material used for various building purposes, consisting usually of an odd number of veneers glued over each other, usually at right angles.
/ˈplaɪˌwʊd/
noun
1.
a structural board consisting of an odd number of thin layers of wood glued together under pressure, with the grain of one layer at right angles to the grain of the adjoining layer
n.

1907, from ply (n.) + wood (n.). So called because the layers are arranged so that the grain of one runs at right angles to that of the next.

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