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weatherboard

the windward side of a vessel
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weatherboard

One of a number of horizontal boards commonly used as an exterior covering on timber-framed buildings to provide weather protection; for example, used as exterior sheathing to protect the infilling between the structural timbers. The upper edges of weatherboards are commonly tapered to a thinner edge than the lower edge so they can be overlapped by the weather-boards directly above them, or they have a rabbeted upper edge that fits under the overlapping board above, to shed water. Also see clapboards, which served the same purpose but were usually not as thick as weatherboards; also siding.
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With the posts or staves getting farther and farther apart horizontal clapboards or weatherboards needed intermediate support between these principal vertical load bearing members.
Timber frame: Stave construction, timber four-sided frame with vertical exterior weatherboards.
While all of this weatherboard, clapboard and sheathing evolution was going on, developments were also occurring with the other stuff used as infill between the posts and staves.
After 6 weeks of unconfined power sanding of several thousand square feet of cypress weatherboards, the family pet died.
The lower grades can be used for light framing and building timbers, weatherboards, pallets, boxes, laminated material, and truck tailboards (NZFS 1965a, Wardle 1984).
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