dry rotnoun [ U ]uk /ˌdraɪ ˈrɒt/ us /ˌdraɪ ˈrɑːt/
Examples from literature
- If there is dry rot, the beam will often crumble under a slight pressure of the fingers.
- In the next paper it is proposed to deal with the so-called "dry rot" in timber which has been felled and cut up—a disease which has produced much distress at various times and in various countries.
- Why, I see what looks like a patch of dry rot up yonder, that I bet I could stick my fist into, said he.