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

  • noun A unit of quantity for cut fuel wood, equal to a 4 × 8-foot stack that is one log deep, or about one-fourth to one-third of a cord.


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  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary:


    Date: circa 1926

    : a unit of wood cut for fuel equal to a stack 4 × 8 feet with lengths of pieces from about 12 to 16 inches

    February 6, 2008

  • Half a cord: 2' x 4' x 8'

    August 29, 2010