fuelwood

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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. Washington Post, 26 Sep. 2019 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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Cite this Entry

“Fuelwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuelwood. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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