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1. Made or consisting of wood; pertaining to, or resembling, wood; as, a wooden box; a wooden leg; a wooden wedding.

2. Clumsy; awkward; ungainly; stiff; spiritless. When a bold man is out of countenance, he makes a very wooden figure on it. (Collier) His singing was, I confess, a little wooden. (G. MacDonald) Wooden spoon.

(Science: engineering) The last junior optime who takes a university degree, denoting one who is only fit to stay at home and stir porridge. We submit that a wooden spoon of our day would not be justified in calling Galileo and napier blockheads because they never heard of the differential calculus. . In some American colleges, the lowest appointee of the junior year; sometimes, one especially popular in his class, without reference to scholarship. Formerly, it was a custom for classmates to present to this person a wooden spoon with formal ceremonies. Wooden ware, a general name for buckets, bowls, and other articles of domestic use, made of wood. Wooden wedding. See Wedding.

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