dimensional lumber
Lumber Lum"ber, n. [Prob. fr. Lombard, the Lombards being the money lenders and pawnbrokers of the Middle Ages. A lumber room was, according to Trench, originally a Lombard room, or room where the Lombard pawnbroker stored his pledges. See {Lombard}.] 1. A pawnbroker's shop, or room for storing articles put in pawn; hence, a pledge, or pawn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

They put all the little plate they had in the lumber, which is pawning it, till the ships came. --Lady Murray. [1913 Webster]

2. Old or refuse household stuff; things cumbrous, or bulky and useless, or of small value. [1913 Webster]

3. Timber sawed or split into the form of beams, joists, boards, planks, staves, hoops, etc.; esp., that which is smaller than heavy timber. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

{Lumber kiln}, a room in which timber or lumber is dried by artificial heat. [U.S.]

{Lumber room}, a room in which unused furniture or other lumber is kept. [U.S.]

{Lumber wagon}, a heavy rough wagon, without springs, used for general farmwork, etc.

{dimensional lumber}, lumber, usually of pine, which is sold as beams or planks having a specified nominal cross-section, usually in inches, such a two-by-four, two-by-six, four-by-four, etc. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • Dimensional lumber — Dimension Di*men sion, n. [L. dimensio, fr. dimensus, p. p. of dimetiri to measure out; di = dis + metiri to measure: cf. F. dimension. See {Measure}.] 1. Measure in a single line, as length, breadth, height, thickness, or circumference;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dimensional lumber — noun Lumber that is finished/planed and cut to standardized width and depth specified in inches …   Wiktionary

  • Lumber — Lum ber, n. [Prob. fr. Lombard, the Lombards being the money lenders and pawnbrokers of the Middle Ages. A lumber room was, according to Trench, originally a Lombard room, or room where the Lombard pawnbroker stored his pledges. See {Lombard}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lumber kiln — Lumber Lum ber, n. [Prob. fr. Lombard, the Lombards being the money lenders and pawnbrokers of the Middle Ages. A lumber room was, according to Trench, originally a Lombard room, or room where the Lombard pawnbroker stored his pledges. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lumber room — Lumber Lum ber, n. [Prob. fr. Lombard, the Lombards being the money lenders and pawnbrokers of the Middle Ages. A lumber room was, according to Trench, originally a Lombard room, or room where the Lombard pawnbroker stored his pledges. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lumber wagon — Lumber Lum ber, n. [Prob. fr. Lombard, the Lombards being the money lenders and pawnbrokers of the Middle Ages. A lumber room was, according to Trench, originally a Lombard room, or room where the Lombard pawnbroker stored his pledges. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lumber — Timber redirects here. For other uses, see Timber (disambiguation). Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill …   Wikipedia

  • Lumber edger — A lumber edger is a saw used to straighten and smooth rough lumber or bowed stock by making a cut along the sides of the boards. The result of this process is dimensional lumber. [ [http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/sawmills/edgers.html Sawmills… …   Wikipedia

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  • Dimension lumber — Dimension Di*men sion, n. [L. dimensio, fr. dimensus, p. p. of dimetiri to measure out; di = dis + metiri to measure: cf. F. dimension. See {Measure}.] 1. Measure in a single line, as length, breadth, height, thickness, or circumference;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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