saw·​mill ˈsȯ-ˌmil How to pronounce sawmill (audio)
: a mill or machine for sawing logs

Examples of sawmill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1947, the first examples of the Porsche 356 were assembled in a small sawmill in Gmünd, Austria, where the Porsche family had moved operations to avoid Allied bombing. Bob Sorokanich, Robb Report, 14 May 2024 Pembroke was a 19th-century industrial center with shipyards, sawmills, an ironworks, and sardine canneries. Kevin West, Travel + Leisure, 5 May 2024 Read: Eight books that explain the South As King Cotton receded in prominence, the sawmills stepped in, making a big business of felling pines and hardwood trees. Imani Perry, The Atlantic, 28 Mar. 2024 There will be a store to sell those goods as well as lumber − which Thompson will create with a sawmill in the back yard using logs from trees donated by Forest Home Cemetery. Tom Daykin, Journal Sentinel, 11 Jan. 2024 If a forest not destined for the sawmill burns down, economic activity actually increases, because of the relief efforts required in the aftermath. Lydia Depillis, New York Times, 18 Feb. 2024 The company can accept usable logs from individuals, but the source is responsible for transporting the logs to the sawmill. Jill Draper, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024 The prison had a bakery, mechanic, tailor shop, newspaper and sawmill, and prisoners handled the city’s construction projects. Leila Miller, Los Angeles Times, 12 Feb. 2024 As the plots of land sold, brick yards, sawmills, quarries, and other commercial and industrial ventures began to take over. Patrick C. Salland, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1553, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sawmill was in 1553

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“Sawmill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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saw·​mill -ˌmil How to pronounce sawmill (audio)
: a mill or machine for sawing logs

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