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1. A thin sheet of wood that has been sliced, rotary-cut, or sawn from a log; often used as the top one of several layers of plywood serving as a facing that is bonded to a less attractive wood, or as facing on a fire-rated material.
2. An outside wall facing of brick, stone, etc.; provides a decorative, durable surface but is not load-bearing.
3.See brick veneer.
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