Cord of Wood

  A stack of wood 4 feet by 4 feet by 8 feet.

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  • Cord (unit) — A cord of wood The cord is a unit of measure of dry volume used in Canada and the United States to measure firewood and pulpwood. A cord is the amount of wood that, when ranked and well stowed (arranged so pieces are aligned, parallel, touching… …   Wikipedia

  • cord — corder, n. cordlike, adj. /kawrd/, n. 1. a string or thin rope made of several strands braided, twisted, or woven together. 2. Elect. a small, flexible, insulated cable. 3. a ribbed fabric, esp. corduroy. 4. a cordlike rib on the surface of cloth …   Universalium

  • wood — n. 1) to chop, cut wood 2) to gather wood 3) firewood; kindling wood 4) a cord of wood 5) (misc.) out of the wood (BE)/woods (AE) ( safe from danger ) * * * [wʊd] cut wood kindling wood a cord of wood firewood to chop to gat …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Cord —   A measure of volume, 4 by 4 by 8 feet, used to define amounts of stacked wood available for use as fuel. Burned, a cord of wood produces about 5 million calories of energy.   California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms   ***   A… …   Energy terms

  • Wood fuel — is wood used as fuel. The burning of wood is currently the largest use of energy derived from a solid fuel biomass. Wood fuel can be used for cooking and heating, and occasionally for fueling steam engines and steam turbines that generate… …   Wikipedia

  • Cord wood — Cord Cord (k[^o]rd), n. [F. corde, L. chorda catgut, chord, cord, fr. Gr. chordh ; cf. chola des intestines, L. haruspex soothsayer (inspector of entrails), Icel. g[ o]rn, pl. garnir gut, and E. yarn. Cf. {Chord}, {Yarn}.] 1. A string, or small… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cord — (k[^o]rd), n. [F. corde, L. chorda catgut, chord, cord, fr. Gr. chordh ; cf. chola des intestines, L. haruspex soothsayer (inspector of entrails), Icel. g[ o]rn, pl. garnir gut, and E. yarn. Cf. {Chord}, {Yarn}.] 1. A string, or small rope,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cord — [kôrd] n. [ME & OFr corde < L chorda < Gr chordē, catgut, chord, cord < IE base * gher , intestine > YARN] 1. a thick string or thin rope 2. any force acting as a tie or bond 3. [from use of a cord in measuring] a measure of wood cut… …   English World dictionary

  • cord|wood — «KRD WUD», noun. 1. wood sold by the cord. 2. firewood piled in cords. 3. wood cut in four foot lengths. 4. timber or trees suitable only for firewood …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cord — may refer to: String or rope Cord (sewing), a trimming made of multiple strands of yarn twisted together The spinal cord Cord Automobile, a former American car marque founded by Errett Lobban Cord The cord (volume), used to measure firewood In… …   Wikipedia

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