fuel·​wood ˈfyü(-ə)l-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce fuelwood (audio)
: wood grown or used for fuel

Examples of fuelwood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Traditional uses of bioenergy are centred around burning fuelwood for cooking and heating, and producing liquid biofuels for road transport – with possible detrimental effects to the environment and food supply. Wood MacKenzie, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 These changes include deforestation of savannas for fuelwood and charcoal production, mining activity, and road and pipeline building. Derek E. Lee, Discover Magazine, 6 Nov. 2023 The country has a large amount of remaining forest but high deforestation rates due to practices such as agricultural clearing, fuelwood harvesting and logging. Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2021 Private firewood vendors are also available at FirewoodScout.org For more information, visit the DNR's fuelwood website. Nour Rahal, Detroit Free Press, 28 Apr. 2021 For ceremonial and traditional use, there's also a ceremonial fuelwood permit. The Republic | azcentral.com, 20 Feb. 2020 The six forests combined have more than 8,900 active permits for fuelwood gathering that include personal and commercial use. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fuelwood was in the 14th century

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“Fuelwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuelwood. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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