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Definition of "building material" []

  • Material used for constructing buildings (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "building material" in a sentence
  • "It was as if James had usurped all the good building material from their mother's womb and left William with barely enough to constuct a human being."
  • "The walls were brownstone — the hardest building material other than granite or marble to tunnel or blast through — and the windows were blocked with bars that looked like old iron but that Stephen knew were really case-hardened steel and would be wired with motion or decibel sensors or both."
  • "Three years ago, in an effort to extend the NRO hydrophones into deeper water where they could not be touched by enemy saboteurs, Pickering spearheaded a program that utilized a newly developed NASA building material to secretly design an astonishingly durable submarine capable of carrying humans to the deepest regions of the ocean – including the bottom of the Mariana Trench."