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

Examples of lumberyard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Next to the railyards is a lumberyard where fourth-generation owner Andrew Cross is repurposing a pair of 1940s-era sheds for retail, office space and possible housing in a subsequent phase. J.k. Dineen,, "Tahoe affordable housing project to bring up to 600 homes to low-wage workers as home prices skyrocket," 25 Aug. 2020 At the age of 18, Hougen followed his father into the lumber business, becoming the manager of a lumberyard in Edmond, N.D. Joel Rippel, Star Tribune, "Melvin Hougen, WWII veteran who worked in lumber industry, dies at 101," 3 Aug. 2020 Rutledge was born in Princeton, Missouri, the son of a schoolteacher and the owner of a lumberyard and hardware store. oregonlive, "Oregonians with coronavirus: Bobby Rutledge, avid fisherman and master salesman, ‘had a way of putting people at ease’," 11 June 2020 An old-fashioned lumberyard with a mill workshop might be able to make it for you. Ricard Romanski, Popular Mechanics, "How To Build Your Very Own Indoor Firewood Rack," 8 Feb. 2020 In March 1900, Chick Gin, the Chinese owner of a lumberyard, died of bubonic plague in the Chinese quarter of San Francisco, according to PBS. Alicia Lee, CNN, "The dark and complex history of quarantine goes back to the Middle Ages," 4 Mar. 2020 Then Souza drove by a lumberyard, and everyone frowned. Elizabeth Barber, The New Yorker, "A Nun’s Journey in the Amazon," 17 Feb. 2020 His father, George, owned a lumberyard; his mother, Waunita (Williams), a painter who wanted her son to find a life outside their small town and supported his desire to be a photographer. Richard Sandomir,, "Bill Ray, photographer of indelible moments in Life," 1 Feb. 2020 Contact local lumberyards for names of local wood mills. James Dulley, Dallas News, "Jazz up your dining room," 5 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of lumberyard

1753, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lumberyard was in 1753

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1 Sep 2020

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“Lumberyard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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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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