lum·​ber·​yard ˈləm-bər-ˌyärd How to pronounce lumberyard (audio)
: a yard where a stock of lumber is kept for sale

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This job’s 4½-inch crown came from a local lumberyard—still the best place to buy a wide selection of crown molding types. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 22 Nov. 2022 Maybe the Jew-haters of Kazimierza Wielka had left me alone because our family owned a lumberyard there, and we were respected. Caren Schnur Neile, Sun Sentinel, 31 Oct. 2022 Designers Niya Bascom and Anishka Clarke of Ishka Designs sourced these two planks from a lumberyard nearby the Jamaican retreat, but plenty of specialty wood vendors offer similar pieces. Alyssa Longobucco, House Beautiful, 16 Sep. 2022 Their analysis determined that Wilke sold eighty-three blocks of poached wood to the lumberyard. Lauren Markham, Harper’s Magazine , 20 July 2022 In addition to a train depot, the property has previously served as a lumberyard as well as a space for other retail. Rae Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 19 Aug. 2022 Her father owned a wholesale lumberyard, and her mother was a homemaker. Emily Langer, Washington Post, 26 May 2022 The Erb Family Foundation, based in Royal Oak where its namesake had his first lumberyard, is generally ranked as among Michigan's 10 largest foundations. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, 18 May 2022 Use your local lumberyard rather than big-box stores. Veronica Toney, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lumberyard was in 1753

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“Lumberyard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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lum·​ber·​yard -ˌyärd How to pronounce lumberyard (audio)
: a place where lumber is kept for sale

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