sawdust

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noun saw·dust \ ˈsȯ-(ˌ)dəst \

Definition of sawdust

:fine particles (as of wood) made by a saw in cutting

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First Known Use of sawdust

circa 1528


SAWDUST Defined for English Language Learners

sawdust

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Definition of sawdust for English Language Learners

  • : tiny particles of wood that are formed from sawing or sanding wood


SAWDUST Defined for Kids

sawdust

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noun saw·dust \ ˈsȯ-ˌdəst \

Definition of sawdust for Students

:tiny bits (as of wood) which fall from something being sawed

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