sawmill

noun
saw·​mill | \ ˈsȯ-ˌmil How to pronounce sawmill (audio) \

Definition of sawmill

: a mill or machine for sawing logs

Examples of sawmill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their efforts saved their sawmill, more than 200 jobs and a 74-year-old family legacy. Heather Somerville, WSJ, "This Small Lumber Company Beat Back a Blaze. Rebuilding Is a Bigger Battle.," 14 Oct. 2020 For the McCrarys, saving the sawmill involved nearly two dozen employees who volunteered to spend 24-hour shifts firefighting. Heather Somerville, WSJ, "This Small Lumber Company Beat Back a Blaze. Rebuilding Is a Bigger Battle.," 14 Oct. 2020 The man known across south Arkansas as Mr. Garland and his uncle had built a sawmill in 1907. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, "OPINION | REX NELSON: The woods of Arkansas," 11 Oct. 2020 Gale-force winds hit the city on the 3rd, and the city was flooded by a combination of high seas and flooding rains, blowing away a sawmill and bath houses at the lake and several houses at Milneberg. Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, "What does a typical October look like in Louisiana? It's busy with tropical weather activity," 30 Sep. 2020 There were 69 sawmill jobs lost under Trump before the pandemic. Josh Boak, Star Tribune, "AP FACT CHECK: Pence presses a distorted case on economy," 27 Aug. 2020 But nationwide, the Obama era saw 7,221 new jobs in the sawmill sector. Josh Boak, Star Tribune, "AP FACT CHECK: Pence presses a distorted case on economy," 27 Aug. 2020 The only sawmill with more than a handful of workers, Viking Lumber, a few miles outside Craig, employs only about 35 people. Daniel Grossman, The Christian Science Monitor, "In the Tongass, a tussle over Alaska’s identity," 11 Aug. 2020 The land was later tended by poor tenant farmers using oxen and, in the 1930s, it was operated by the Resettlement Administration and residents received agriculture loans and funds from the federal government to build a school and sawmill. Kelly Kazek | Kkazek@al.com, al, "The colorful folk-art quilts of Gee’s Bend, Alabama," 1 June 2020

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First Known Use of sawmill

1553, in the meaning defined above

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4 Nov 2020

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“Sawmill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sawmill. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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sawmill

noun
How to pronounce sawmill (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of sawmill

: a mill or factory where logs are sawed to make boards

sawmill

noun
saw·​mill | \ ˈsȯ-ˌmil How to pronounce sawmill (audio) \

Kids Definition of sawmill

: a mill or factory having machinery for sawing logs

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