round timber

noun

Definition of round timber

1 : timber used (as for poles) without being squared by sawing or hewing
2 South & Midland : untapped turpentine-yielding pine trees

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First Known Use of round timber

1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for round timber

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“Round timber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/round%20timber. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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