Definition of sawdust
: fine particles (as of wood) made by a saw in cutting
Recent Examples of sawdust from the Web
The space, a former clothing boutique on Smith Street, still smelled like fresh paint and sawdust.
If corn is particularly pricy one year, many corn-burning furnaces also burn wood-pellets (made from sawdust and other scraps from the lumber industry).
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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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