close-grained


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

close-grained

(klōs′grānd′)
adj.
Dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small-diameter cells.

close-grained

(ˌkləʊsˈɡreɪnd)
adj
(Forestry) (of wood) dense or compact in texture

close′-grained′

(kloʊs)

adj.
(of wood) fine in texture or having inconspicuous annual rings.
[1745–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.close-grained - dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small-diameter cells; "close-grained birch"; "fine-grained rock"
fine - of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles; "wood with a fine grain"; "fine powdery snow"; "fine rain"; "batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave"; "covered with a fine film of dust"
Translations

close-grained

[ˌkləʊsˈgreɪnd] ADJ [wood] → tupido
References in classic literature ?
That blubber is something of the consistence of firm, close-grained beef, but tougher, more elastic and compact, and ranges from eight or ten to twelve and fifteen inches in thickness.
By his hand upon the table there lay a peculiar instrument,--a brown, close-grained stick, with a stone head like a hammer, rudely lashed on with coarse twine.
Wegg was a knotty man, and a close-grained, with a face carved out of very hard material, that had just as much play of expression as a watchman's rattle.
This non-alloy steel delivers "an extraordinarily fine cut, outstanding sharpness, and superior edge retention" due to its very close-grained structure, the company said.
Many of the fruit-woods such as apple, cherry and pear produce close-grained.
At times, though, it almost becomes picaresque, and this is a strength--unexpected turns allow the writer to dwell on extremely different settings and give them close-grained treatment.
Cities are a way of sustaining an enormous number of social interactions through time, she wrote, "a most intricate and close-grained diversity of uses that give each other constant mutual support, both economically and socially.
The Hungarian oak, also close-grained, was a little less spicy, but the American oak, a different species with quite a different structure, made the wine seem drier and more tannic as well as giving it a sweet, coconut-like aroma.