from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Wood that has been steamed until pliable and then bent into shape.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Lengths of wood that have been made pliable by heating with steam and then bent into the appropriate shape (to make furniture, ship's hulls etc)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun wood that is steamed until it becomes pliable and then is shaped for use in making furniture


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