lum·​ber·​yard | \ ˈləm-bər-ˌyärd How to pronounce lumberyard (audio) \

Definition of lumberyard

: a yard where a stock of lumber is kept for sale

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Among those who lost their homes was Samson Kersint, a 38-year-old who worked in a lumberyard and has been in the Bahamas since 1998. Michael Weissenstein, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Like zombies’: Victims of Bahamas hurricane confront massive scale of disaster," 5 Sep. 2019 One was the mutual mistrust between the Forest Service and environmentalists who object to public land being used as a lumberyard. Nicola Twilley, The New Yorker, "A Trailblazing Plan to Fight California Wildfires," 19 Aug. 2019 On a 5-0 vote, with members Kedarious Colbert and Jenna Tourje absent, the commission approved Fletcher Jones’ applications to demolish the old lumberyard at 1275 Bristol St. and build a new two-story, 51,000-square-foot dealership on the site. Daily Pilot, "Audi Fletcher Jones dealership to replace former Ganahl lumberyard in Costa Mesa," 13 Aug. 2019 Before placing a massive short bet that lumber company share prices would fall, executives at the hedge fund confirmed the theory by hiring a drone to fly over lumberyards, people familiar with the matter told CNN Business. Matt Egan, CNN, "How hedge funds use drones, satellite images and web scraping to gain an edge," 10 July 2019 At the spurs—small railroads that lead into or away from factories, sawmills, lumberyards, and packing houses—the trains stopped. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Hobo Hieroglyphs: Their Secret Symbols, Explained," 21 Nov. 2018 Fire investigators hope to determine the cause of Saturday's massive, four-alarm fire that destroyed a lumberyard and millwork business this week. Sara Jean Green, The Seattle Times, "Cause of massive North Queen Anne lumber yard fire remains under investigation," 13 Nov. 2018 The tables, lamps, chairs, and daybeds are models of efficiency, designed with clean lines and simple materials like lumberyard wood and metals. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Donald Judd furniture show opens at SFMOMA," 19 July 2018 Also, home now has a broader definition: There's the space over the garage, the apartment above our lumberyard, and now the cottage next door—all of which are occupied by our grown (if over 21 is grown) children. Heather Lende, Woman's Day, "Living with Grown Children," 25 Jan. 2012

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1753, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of lumberyard

US : a place where wooden boards are kept for sale


lum·​ber·​yard | \ ˈləm-bər-ˌyärd How to pronounce lumberyard (audio) \

Kids Definition of lumberyard

: a place where lumber is kept for sale

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