rick


rick
   a traditional unit of volume for firewood. A rick represents a stack of split firewood 4 feet high and 8 feet long, the logs being of a standard length, usually 16 inches. This is equivalent to 1/3 cord or 1.208 steres. However, because the size of a rick has been manipulated by vendors, it is illegal to sell firewood by the rick in several U.S. states. A rick is sometimes called a face cord or tier. The name of the unit comes from a old Norse word for a stack of wood.

Dictionary of units of measurement. 2015.

Synonyms:
, , (of corn or hay)


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  • Rick — Rick, v. t. To heap up in ricks, as hay, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • rick|et|y — «RIHK uh tee», adjective. 1. liable to fall or break down; shaky or weak: »a rickety old chair. SYNONYM(S): tottering. 2. having rickets; suffering from rickets. 3. feeble in the joints. –rick´et|i|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • rick|le — «RIHK uhl», noun. Scottish. 1. a heap. 2. a small rick of hay or grain. ╂[< rick1 + le, a diminutive suffix] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • rick — [ rık ] noun count 1. ) a large neat pile of HAY or STRAW (=dry stems of grass or wheat) that is covered and left in a field: HAYRICK 2. ) a neat pile of wood …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • rick — O.E. hreac stack of hay or straw, from P.Gmc. *khraukaz (Cf. O.N. hraukr, Fris. reak, Du. rook heap ); perhaps related to RIDGE (Cf. ridge) …   Etymology dictionary


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