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board foot

n. pl. board feet Abbr. bd. ft. or BF
A unit of cubic measure for lumber, equal to one foot square by one inch thick.

board foot

n
(Units) a unit of board measure: the cubic content of a piece of wood one foot square and one inch thick

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n.
the basic unit of board measure, equal to the cubic contents of a piece of lumber one foot square and one inch thick. Abbr.: bd. ft.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
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Noun1.board foot - the volume of a piece of wood 1 foot square and 1 inch thick
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The board foot log prices ($/Mbf) used were obtained from a western Willamette Valley mill for the summer of 2006.
The better method for measuring performance in the rough mill is the manufactured cost per unit (board foot) of product.
For example, the current worth for a medium-grade black-walnut veneer log delivered to a veneer mill is $5 per board foot.(1) According to one of several methods used in the industry to price timber, a log with a diameter of 18 inches and a length of 14 feet has 171 board feet and a value of $855.
An attachment to a recisions bill, the rider instructed the Forest Service to sell 4.5 billion board feet (a "board foot" is an inch-thick square foot of wood) of salvage timber - trees that are dead, dying, or "imminently susceptible" to fire, disease, or insect attack - to logging companies by the end of 1996.

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