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 The order limits the movement of ash trees for planting and ash tree products such as logs, pulpwood, lumber and firewood from areas that are considered likely to harbor the pest. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2021 But after subtracting logging and trucking costs, Mr. McDaniel estimates that low pulpwood prices would have left him with just $3 a ton. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, 20 Apr. 2021 Worldwide, paper recycling already shrinks demand for pulpwood from forests and plantations by 484 million metric tons (MMT) annually. Eric Toensmeier, Scientific American, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 20 Sep. 2021.

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