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Definition of "straight-grained" []

  • Of timber; having fibers that run in parallel (adjective)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "straight-grained" in a sentence
  • "* WOOD: Standard wood such as straight-grained, strong walnut runs $1,500."
  • "The split ash logs I was burning were clean, white and straight-grained, so I took one outside next day and took my axe to it, splitting off a triangular piece roughly the right size for a handle."
  • "Squinting against the morning sun across the flat calm Solent, we made out the silhouettes of dozens of yachts off Cowes: a distant forest of masts and sails that not long ago would have been wooden, crafted from straight-grained spruce, but were probably almost all aluminium or carbon fibre."