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

Examples of lumberyard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the hospital damaged, a medical triage center started at the local lumberyard. Leah McBride Mensching, New York Times, 22 May 2024 Her father, Klemens Schapiro, owned a lumberyard, and her mother, Rose (Rakovschchik) Schapiro, was a skilled pianist and ran the home. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 29 Jan. 2024 His father worked in a lumberyard; his mother ran the household. Bill Friskics-Warren, New York Times, 21 Feb. 2024 Aerial videos of the scene showed what could be taken for a disordered lumberyard, with pieces of the wooden skeleton of a house strewn all over the intersection, partially obscured by rising smoke. Clarence Williams, Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2024 Its railroads, lumberyards, and stockyards were booming, its businessmen prospering. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 2 Oct. 2023 In 1945, the iconic Office Covered Bridge was built, connecting the lumberyard to the office. Jean Chen Smith, Travel + Leisure, 1 Oct. 2023 Framed historic photos of the mill and lumberyard can be found throughout the hallways of the lodge — mesmerizing remnants of what was once a bustling town. Jean Chen Smith, Travel + Leisure, 1 Oct. 2023 Before heading out the next morning, Tonka and I meandered across the Office Covered Bridge one last time to the ruins where the mill’s lumberyard building used to be located. Jean Chen Smith, Travel + Leisure, 1 Oct. 2023

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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 16 Jun. 2024.

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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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