Meaning of pakkawood in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpakəwʊd/


  • A hard wooden laminate that is resistant to heat and is usually used to make handles for cutlery and cooking utensils.


1940s; earliest use found in The Indiana Evening Gazette. From a first element of unknown origin + wood. Perhaps compare pack (the material consists of laminated veneers bonded under high pressure and temperature), or perhaps compare pakka, variant of pukka or pukka.