[Alteration of obsolete faneering, from German Furnierung, from furnieren, to furnish, veneer, from French fournir, to furnish, from Old French furnir, of Germanic origin.]veneerer ve·neer'er n.
A thin sheet of wood of uniform thickness produced by peeling, slicing, or sawing. Depending on the manner of production and the portion of wood from which a veneer is made, the grain may be flat, vertical, or biased. Most veneer is rotary-cut from a bolt of wood, called a flitch, centered in chucks of a lathe. A nose bar bears against the flitch parallel to the center line of the lathe and a knife, also extending nearly the length of the lathe, peels off the veneer. Knives near the ends of the flitch cut the edges of the veneer.
Veneers cut from selected hardwoods, burls, crotches, and stumps are used for facings on furniture and the interior decoration of buildings. Other uses of veneer include plate separators in storage batteries, boxes for fruit and vegetables, drums for cheeses, and crates, hampers, and baskets for transportation and storage. Most veneer is used in plywood panels. See also Plywood; Wood products.
Definition: pretence, front
Definition: cover, overlay
Antonyms: strip, uncover
Peeled or sliced thin sheets of wood used as inner plys or as decorative faces.
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In the construction of crowns or pontics, a layer of tooth-colored material, usually porcelain or acrylic resin, attached to the surface by direct fusion, cementation, or mechanical retention.
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n. - επικόλλημα (κν. καπλαμάς), επίστρωση, επένδυση, (μτφ.) επίφαση, (επιφανειακό) λούστρο, επίχρισμα, επίστρωμα, πασάλειμμα
v. - καπλαμάρω, επιστρώνω, καλύπτω με επικόλλημα (κν. καπλαντίζω), (μτφ.) προσδίδω επιφανειακή όψη
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