Definition of Board measure

1. Noun. A system of units for measuring lumber based on the board foot.

Generic synonyms: Metric, System Of Measurement

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Literary usage of Board measure

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1884)
"... two dollars per one thousand feet, board measure. But when lumber of any sort is planed or finished, in addition to the rutes herein provided, ..."

2. Logging: The Principles and General Methods of Operation in the United States by Ralph Clement Bryant (1913)
"board measure Although board measure is designed primarily for the measurement of sawed lumber it is also a common method for expressing the volume of logs. ..."

3. Building Construction and Superintendence by Frank Eugene Kidder (1915)
"*A11 rough lumber is sold by the foot, "board-measure," one foot, board-measure, being ihe equivalent to a board one foot wide, one foot long and one inch ..."

4. Forest Mensuration by Henry Solon Graves (1906)
"The unit of board measure » * „» is the board loot, which is a board one inch ... board measure is used also for measuring the contents of lumber of other ..."

5. Lumber and Its Uses by Royal Shaw Kellogg (1919)
"LUMBER AND LOG MEASURE MENTS board measure THE primary unit of lumber measurement is the board foot, the equivalent of a piece of lumber 1 inch thick, ..."

6. Farm and Garden Rule-book: A Manual of Ready Rules and Reference with by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1911)
"board measure board measure is designed primarily for the measurement of sawed lumber. The unit is the board foot, which is a board one inch thick and one ..."

7. The Mechanical Engineer's Pocket-book: A Reference Book of Rules, Tables by William Kent (1902)
"board measure. In board measure boards are assumed to be one inch in thickness. To obtain the number of feet board measure (BM) of a board or stick of ..."

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