|Words that may indicate you are not getting a proper measure.
A cord, like other measurements such as a foot, a gallon, or a ton, is defined by law. A seller may not legitimately use terms such as "truckload", "face cord", "rack", or "pile" because these terms have no legally defined meaning and, therefore, you have no way of determining how much firewood you are actually receiving. If a seller uses such terms it should alert you to a possible problem. Firewood can only be sold by the cord or by fractions of a cord.