A piece of wood sizable enough to strike somebody down. Normally presented in inches
while bill was asleep in his chair I beat him down with my 2x4
by Chris February 27, 2005
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The most common piece of wood used in building construction. Somewhat confusing to the uninitiated because it does not measure 2" X 4". Up until the 1970's it measured 1-5/8" X 3-5/8" thereafter it measures 1-1/2" X 3-1/2" The length can be anything up to about 20 feet.
This house is 50 years old so it's made with real 2X4's (the slightly larger variety in use at the time, not the skinny ones of today).
by Gargoyle888 January 05, 2006
A term used to describe the stupidity of Americans. commonly used by Poles or Polaks.
those 2x4s are so stupid.
by Polska1 January 23, 2012
Another term used for a 24oz beer, see also Fence Post}
Say (Name), you always roll up to the party with the 2x4 in the paper bag.
by Club 333 February 24, 2005
A song off Load, a Metallica CD released in 1996.
Hey, check out track two on Load!
by Cody Russell February 25, 2005
Canadian term, a twenty four pack of beer.
Hey, don't forget to pick up a 2x4 on the way to the party.
by canadian beer October 25, 2007