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two-by-four

two-by-four

 
pronunciation:
tu baI for
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: measuring two units thick by four units wide, or approximately so, esp. in inches.
definition 2: (informal) small and cramped, as a single room apartment.
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: two-by-fours
definition 1: a piece of lumber that is approximately two inches thick and four inches wide.
definition 2: (informal) a small, crowded room or apartment.