Meaning of two-by-four
Pronunciation: (t'bī-fôr", -fōr", -bu-), [key]
- two units thick and four units wide, esp. in inches.
- lacking adequate space; cramped: a small, two-by-four room.
- unimportant; insignificant: Theirs was a petty, two-by-four operation.
- a timber measuring 2 by 4 in. (5 × 10 cm) in cross section, when untrimmed: equivalent to 1 by 3 in. (4 × 9 cm) when trimmed.