Definition of sawdust
: fine particles (as of wood) made by a saw in cutting
Recent Examples of sawdust from the Web
While the smoked mushroom mousse tasted almost of meat butter smeared on crunchy naan studded with hemp seeds, the ground-up black truffle sprinkled over watery white asparagus performed more like sawdust.
Worship has been tailored for cowboys (country music and sawdust on the floor) and bikers (dress code: leather), said the Rev. Karl Vaters, who writes a blog on innovative leadership in small churches for Christianity Today magazine.
A screen door slams, and a customer’s shoes shuffle across a hardwood floor sprinkled with sawdust.
Even the sawdust on the floor reminded me of the sand on the beach.
The plan involved hiding in a bottomless wooden box in a big mound of sawdust from the prison's woodshop that is hauled away periodically by a local farmer.
The aroma was equally thrilling—a heady mix of sawdust, cotton candy, and animal dung.
The space, a former clothing boutique on Smith Street, still smelled like fresh paint and sawdust.
My father finds three boys from a nearby architectural college who need cash and aren’t afraid of a little sawdust.
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First Known Use of sawdust
SAWDUST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sawdust for English Language Learners
: tiny particles of wood that are formed from sawing or sanding wood
SAWDUST Defined for Kids
Definition of sawdust for Students
: tiny bits (as of wood) which fall from something being sawed
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