pulpwood

noun
pulp·​wood | \ ˈpəlp-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce pulpwood (audio) \

Definition of pulpwood

: a wood (as of aspen, hemlock, pine, or spruce) used in making pulp for paper

Examples of pulpwood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Worldwide, paper recycling already shrinks demand for pulpwood from forests and plantations by 484 million metric tons (MMT) annually. Eric Toensmeier, Scientific American, "How Climate Change Strategies That Use Biomass Can Be More Realistic," 1 Aug. 2020 Located near Seney National Wildlife Refuge, where the pulpwood and logging industry was booming, there was plenty of work to occupy the men at Camp Germfask. Meredith Spelbring, Detroit Free Press, "During WWII, troublemakers were sent to remote labor camp in Michigan's U.P.," 12 July 2020 In 1929, when a timber cruiser who was mapping a giant pulpwood sale on Admiralty Island shot a bear and then was killed by it, the anti-bear rhetoric reached a boiling point. Bjorn Dihle, Outdoor Life, "The Roadless Rule in the Tongass National Forest is Vital for Both Hunters and Brown Bears," 16 June 2020 The film follows one of his first cases, that of Walter McMillian, a black pulpwood worker sentenced to death for the 1986 fatal shooting of an 18-year-old white woman. Mark Kennedy, Detroit Free Press, "Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx shine in ‘Just Mercy’," 9 Jan. 2020 The film follows one of his first cases, that of Walter McMillian, a black pulpwood worker sentenced to death for the 1986 fatal shooting of an 18-year-old white woman. Mark Kennedy, Detroit Free Press, "Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx shine in ‘Just Mercy’," 9 Jan. 2020 The film follows one of his first cases, that of Walter McMillian, a black pulpwood worker sentenced to death for the 1986 fatal shooting of an 18-year-old white woman. Mark Kennedy, Detroit Free Press, "Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx shine in ‘Just Mercy’," 9 Jan. 2020 The film follows one of his first cases, that of Walter McMillian, a black pulpwood worker sentenced to death for the 1986 fatal shooting of an 18-year-old white woman. Mark Kennedy, Detroit Free Press, "Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx shine in ‘Just Mercy’," 9 Jan. 2020 The film follows one of his first cases, that of Walter McMillian, a black pulpwood worker sentenced to death for the 1986 fatal shooting of an 18-year-old white woman. Mark Kennedy, Detroit Free Press, "Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx shine in ‘Just Mercy’," 9 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of pulpwood

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Pulpwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulpwood. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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