Definition of Board foot

1. Noun. The volume of a piece of wood 1 foot square and 1 inch thick.

Definition of Board foot

1. Noun. A board one square foot by one inch, about 2.36 liters. ¹

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Literary usage of Board foot

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1. Cyclopedia of Civil Engineering: A General Reference Work on Surveying by Frederick Eugene Turneaure, American Technical Society, American School of Correspondence (1909)
"The total of the lumber required, then, is 1.5 board feet for the slab, l.o6 board feet for the beam, and .94 board foot for the girders—a total of 4 board ..."

2. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"A 3" x 4" stud measures one board foot per foot of length ; a 6"xl2" beam ... The board foot, the "hundred," and the "M" or thousand are the only units in ..."

3. Scientific American Reference Book by Albert Allis Hopkins, Alexander Russell Bond (1904)
"The unit of board measure is the board foot, which is the contents of a board 1 foot square and 1 inch thick. The number of board feet which can be sawed ..."

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