wooden

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From wood +‎ -en.

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wooden (comparative more wooden, superlative most wooden)

  1. Made of wood.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 12, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, […], and all these articles […] made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.
    a wooden boat
  2. (figuratively) As if made of wood, moving awkwardly, unmoving.

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